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CONCH

Conch season still closed

The Fisheries Department is reminding Belizeans that the queen conch fishery remains closed as declared by the Minister of Fisheries on March 27. The Department along with the Ministry are aware of the difficult times that the COVID-19 pandemic has created nationally and they are exploring options as it related to the future opening of both the spiny lobster and queen conch fisheries.

The Fisheries Department is reminding Belizeans that the queen conch fishery remains closed as declared by the Minister of Fisheries on March 27. The Department along with the Ministry are aware of the difficult times that the COVID-19 pandemic has created nationally and they are exploring options as it related to the future opening of both the spiny lobster and queen conch fisheries. However, they are planning to do this in such a way to ensure the optimal economic benefits to the Belizean people and the national economy. Any person or establishment found in possession of the queen conch and/or lobster meat will be charged and prosecuted in a court of law in accordance with the Fisheries Regulations.