Hol Chan Marine Reserve Educates Fishermen on Conch Season Regulations

Hol Chan Marine Reserve Educates Fishermen on Conch Season Regulations

As the sun-kissed shores of San Pedro Town beckon the beginning of an exciting conch season, the Hol Chan Marine Reserve rangers are working to educate and inform local fishermen about crucial regulations. The officers are ensuring that everyone is well aware of the rules outlined in the Fisheries Resources Act, Chapter 210 of the Laws of Belize. According to the regulations, the shell of the queen conch must exceed a minimum of seven inches in length. In addition, unprocessed conch must weigh more than seven and a half ounces, while partially processed conch must tip the scales at a minimum of three ounces. Furthermore, those handling processed conch fillet must ensure it weighs more than three and three-quarter ounces. Fishermen are also reminded that selling diced conch requires a special permit, and they must strictly adhere to their assigned quotas to ensure sustainable harvesting practices. Members of the public are also reminded that the conch season in Belize officially commences on October 1 and runs through to June 30.

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