AtomicPhil, turtle farming would bring it's own set of environmental impacts. There is much pollution involved with fish
farming, the impact is great on the wild stocks of salmon. Just potato farming has a huge impact on the Maritime provinces, seaweed harvests in Canada
. Artificial cultivation is not always the answer to the problem. Less people on the planet would solve a lot of environmental woes. Good stewardship of the resources is what Costa Rica is providing, yes some of the eggs are eaten, that is part of life. I would be willing to bet that the seagulls and fish
don't spend a lot of time considering the impact of eating baby turtles.