Quota set for Sea Cucumbers and Conch Print E-mail
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Thursday, 03 March 2016 00:00

In accordance with the Fisheries (Amendment) Regulations under Statutory Instrument number 54 of 2012 (Regulation 24A.1) the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable Development hereby informs fishermen and the general public of the following:

1. The Total Allowable Catch (TAC) / Catch limit for the Conch season 2015/2016 has been set at 800,000 pounds.

2. The Total Allowable Catch (TAC) / Catch limit for the Sea Cucumber has been set at 300,000 pounds.

The Sea Cucumber season will open from May 1st to June 31st, 2016.

Note: Once the catch quota for any of the aforementioned fisheries is realized, even if is before June 31st 2016 then the fishing season will be officially declared closed.