Fishermen were unlicensed and had 334 banned parrot fish in their possession, ministry says

Illegally caught Parrot fish

On Friday 4th February 2022, four (4) unlicensed fishermen docked into the river landing site on an unregistered 13ft Boston whaler.


Fisheries officials were on site when they called the police for assistance when the fishermen refused to comply.


They were then transported to the Barbuda police station where 334 parrotfish fish were taken from the ice coolers.


Fishermen were fined, and the fishing vessel was seized for further investigation. The fish was distributed to the Barbuda community as the fishing of the Parrotfish is completely banned in Barbuda.


Outside Fishermen need a special area permit to fish 3.5 miles inside of Barbuda waters.


A person shall not fish or attempt to fish in Barbuda without having with them a valid Barbuda special area permit issued by the officer, except that a person who is under the age of 16 may engage in recreational fishing without such a permit, provided that he or she complies with all national and local regulations.


A person shall not take, attempt to take, possess, place for sale, purchase, or have in his or her possession any fish form which includes the parrotfish.

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  1. It’s simple! Things are hard in the country and is only the prime minister and his son and family make 40 000 a month … let the poor people try and survive

    • Are you saying that we need more stellar examples of INTEGRITY like the Wilmoth Daniel STRIPPER POLE BUS 🚌🤔

      Baldwin Spencer: “JOHN ASHE LIED” 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

      • Do you mean Top Dawg (Peter Virdee and Mehul Choksi), Molwin Joseph the Rolls-Royce man, etc? Lester Bird and Alan Stanford.

        • No! I mean the tangible evidence that was recorded on video 📹 by George Wehner. The act of integrity shown by Wilmoth Daniel STRIPPER POLE BUS 🚌

  2. The fishery department needs to grant those young men their fish licenses so they can make a living through a fishing career.

  3. I love me some red chub fish, well-seasoned and fried dry. too bad I wasnt in Barbuda to get some of that fish that was redistributed back into the community.

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