The Belize Fisheries Department today announced the closure of the conch season. The Department declared the Queen Conch fishery closed at the close of business on June 26…that’s this coming Sunday. The Fisheries Department says this is necessary due to the realization of the Queen Conch Production Quota for the 2021-2022 fishing season. The fishing community is advised that all conch fishing activities shall cease as of this date until the opening of the next fishing season on October 1st, 2022. If you have conch, you are advised to use, consume and dispose of all Queen Conch meat in their possession on or before Sunday. Any person or establishment found in possession of the Queen Conch meat after Sunday will be charged and prosecuted.