Sea Turtle CNMI

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Contact Us:

DFW Lower Base
PO Box 10007
Saipan, MP 96950
Tel: (670) 664-6000/04
Fax: (670) 664-6060


The CNMI has several marine protected areas with varying levels of restricted activities. No-Take reserves prohibit the fishing or harvesting of any marine species of plant or animal, prohibit take of coral (live or dead), and prohibit all exploitive or destructive activities to marine life. In Saipan, there are three completely no-take reserves:

**Please Note** There is currently a local moratorium on harvesting Trochus and Sea Cucumber in the CNMI. All harvesting of these species is currently illegal.

The island of Rota has the Sasanhaya Fish Reserve, which is a no-take zone for all marine species.

The island of Tinian has a new marine reserve which is bounded from the Southwest Carolinas Point to Puntan Diablo. This is primarily a no-take reserve. For full details, please refer to Public Law 15-90.