§ Baroness Nicol
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they can confirm that there have been no wild sea turtles or their eggs imported into the Cayman Islands since 1978.
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of the Environment (Lord Skelmersdale)
The statistics assembled by the department as part of its responsibilities under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) record the following imports of wild sea turtles or their eggs into the Cayman Islands since 1978:
Figures for 1987 to date are not yet available.
year Eggs Turtles Origin Purpose 1978–85 — — — — 1986 — 20 Lepidochelys Kempi Mexico/USA Scientific