CERTIFIED Businesses

All businesses that have successfully enrolled in and completed training the CERTIFIED Turtle Approved Program will have the CTAP logo displayed within their business. There are three categories for certification and these include beachfront, watersports, and inland. So, all businesses on island have the opportunity for certification.

All businesses participating in the CTAP are required to institute a Sea Turtle Policy Statement, conduct annual sea turtle training sessions for their staff, inform appropriate patron behavior regarding sea turtles, practice appropriate waste disposal, avoid the sale or possession of sea turtles or sea turtle products, minimize harmful runoff from their property, and not engage in illegal sand mining.  In addition, participating businesses are expected to have interpretive sea turtle information on display and know the appropriate response for encountering sea turtles.