Gnejna Bay has been declared an Emergency Conservation Area.
The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (Mepa) announced that over the coming three weeks, boat owners may be prohibited from operating vessels within and in the adjacent areas of Gnejna at short notice.
The authority explained that such activities in Gnejna will be prohibited at particular hours when and if the turtles hatch.
In June, Gnejna Bay had been declared an emergency conservation area to ensure that the maximum protection is rendered to the site where a marine turtle laid a number of eggs.
In today's statement, Mepa said the precaution was needed since young turtles swim out at sea right after hatching and risk being killed.
Part of the line designating the swimmers zone is being temporarily removed during this period for the same reason.