(1) Resident Commercial Turtle Permit -
Supplement will only be available beginning in the year 2024 if the number of
permits issued from July 1 through July 31 of each year is less than
thirty-five (35) Resident Commercial Turtle Permit - Supplement. The number of
permits available in this drawing process will equal the difference between
thirty-five (35) and the number issued by July 30. When/if a Resident
Commercial Turtle Permit - Supplement falls below the maximum number then the
available Resident Commercial Turtle Permit -Supplement will be available for
any resident commercial license holder via a drawing to be held on a single
date to be determined by TWRA between October 1 through October 15 of each
(2) Applicants must be
residents of the State of Tennessee, possess a valid Commercial Fishing License
at the time of the drawing.
Resident Commercial Turtle Permit - Supplement(s) drawing will be announced by
TWRA. On drawing day, participating applicants must appear in person at TWRA's
Nashville office and complete an application supplied by TWRA between 9 a.m.
and 11 a.m. (central time). One application is permitted per person. If more
than one application is submitted by a person, then all applications from that
individual will be excluded from the drawing.
(4) Applicants who are randomly selected by
TWRA must purchase the Resident Commercial Turtle Permit - Supplement within
one (1) hour. Selected applicants will be removed from the applicant pool for
the duration of the drawing. Those failing to meet the purchasing requirements
will forfeit the right to purchase the permit - supplement. A subsequent random
drawing for the unpurchased Resident Commercial Turtle Permit - Supplemental(s)
will then occur from the remaining application pool.
(5) Those individuals that possess a Resident
Commercial Turtle Permit - Supplement shall have priority to renew that permit
from July 1 through July 31 of each year until he/she fails to renew the