A sea turtle was found slaughtered this morning on Vigie beach, Castries.
The female hawksbill measuring about 35 inches was discovered around 10:30 a.m.
It is suspected that the turtle was nesting when it was killed.
On Tuesday, June 14 another nesting hawksbill sea turtle was also slaughtered in Vieux Fort.
The Department of Fisheries had issued a statement in April, informing the public of the sea turtle nesting period which started from March 1 and ends on November 30, 2016.
The department had warned persons not to interfere with them, emphasizing that anyone found in possession of sea turtle meat or eggs is liable to a maximum of fine EC$5000.