Residents Urged To Adhere To The Closed Fishing Season Regulations


Supermarkets and suppliers of fish are being warned of penalties that could be brought against them if they ignore the current closed fishing season.

As of January 1, it is prohibited to catch or sell the Nassau grouper, the red hind or the coney fish.

The Acting Deputy of Chief Fisheries Officer, Tricia Lovell, says you are not even allowed to have the fish in your possession.

“Persons who go to the market and purchase it are breaking the law according to the Fisheries Act. You are not supposed to have it at all” said Lovell.

She also warned against stockpile fishing as it will affect the fish’s spawning which is a crucial part of their reproduction cycle.

The closed fishing season was established in 2013 and according to Lovell, her department has since been educating the public.

Despite their efforts, however, Lovell confessed that every now and again there are people who do not follow the fishing rules.

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  1. Yes agree with complying with the laws to keep the growth of the eco and the reproduction cycle but it’s stupid to tell people you can’t serve it during the ban because if you buy it and stock it before the ban so you can have it why should it be a problem your not breaking the law. Am in the restaurant business and we do have bans on fish but if you have it before the ban and if you have it on your menu you can serve it because we buy and save it to last us thru the ban which is totally legal.

  2. When a fisherman set out he pot them and he catch them in it, what is he supposed to do with them, throw them back over board, trueps! Bring them a shore so me can Nyam them, why rashen wa me eat,

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