Queen Conch Season Closed Today

vlcsnap-2013-05-23-19h13m02s177We remind the fishing community that the season for the fishing, harvesting or capture of the Queen Conch (Strombus  gigas) is closed. The season closed today. However, the Belize Fisheries Department is granting an 8 day grace period to restaurateurs and the general public to  allow  persons  to  consume  and  dispose  of all Queen Conch in their possession. This period ends on Friday 31st May. The Department warns that any  person  found  in  possession  of the  Queen  Conch  after  the  31st will  be  charged  and  prosecuted  in a  Court of  Law in accordance to the Fisheries Regulations.   The season will reopen on the 1st of October.

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