QUẢNG BÌNH — After being found tangled in a fishing net, a rare and endangered turtle was released back into the sea off Quảng Bình on Wednesday morning.
Lieutenant Colonel Mai Xuân Trường said that at around 11 pm on October 26, Lê Nam, a 43-year-old fisherman from Nam Lãnh Village, found the 120-kilogramme turtle stuck in his net while he was fishing in the waters off Quảng Đông Commune.
Lê Nam immediately informed the Roòn Border Guard Station Force of his discovery.
Early on Wednesday morning, the Roòn Border Guard Station Force of Quảng Trạch Commune and the fishermen of Nam Lãnh Village released the turtle back into the sea in a healthy state.
It is assumed that this sea turtle is of the Cheloniidae (known in Việt Nam as Vích species), which is on a list of endangered and rare species, and needs protection. — VNS
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