A Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle was caught Sunday afternoon by an angler in the South Brunswick River near Blythe Island. The hook was removed and the turtle was released without harm. The Department of Natural Resources is working on getting signs made to place at popular fishing piers and docks instructing people on what to do if a turtle is caught.

In the 35 years James Holland has been fishing the back waters of the South Brunswick River, he had never seen a sea turtle bite a baited hook — that is, until Sunday.

Holland was fishing with his daughter when she reeled in a critically endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle that had gone for the bait at the end of her line.

Reporter Michael Hall writes about public safety, environment and other local topics. Contact him at mhall@thebrunswicknews.com, on Facebook or at 265-8320, ext. 320.

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