Environmental Protection Minister Amir Peretz and Attorney-General
Yehuda Weinstein helped one of three recovered sea turtles that were set free on Wednesday at the Israel Nature and Parks Authority’s Israel Sea Turtle Rescue
and Rehabilitation Center in Moshav Mikhmoret.
Each year, about 3,000 sea
turtles – members of a species in danger of extinction – are caught by local
fisherman, according to the ministry.