I thought that doing stuff that is illegal was supposed to be more profitable than it's legal counter part, let's do the math
1 bait= 10$ and the fish you get off it can be sold for 100$ and weighs only 2 pounds
1 turtle bait= 150$ and the turtle you get off it can be sold for 250$ and weighs 8 pounds
As an example
100 fish can be sold for 10000$ with you only needing 1000$ to get the bait netting you a 9000$ profit.
100 turtles can be sold for 25000$ with you needing 15000$ to get the bait netting you a 10000$ profit.
Do you see the differences or in this case similarities that doing it the illegal way isn't much different form doing it the legal way. I think it would make since to increase the price at which turtles are sold at or decrease how much it cost to get turtle bait, because in my opinion the risk isn't worth the reward.