Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Release Date:
Tuesday, 13 September 2016 - 5:35pm

The Conservation and Fisheries Department is reminding the public, particularly the fishing and hospitality community that it is illegal to fish for, obtain or possess sea-turtle meat or bi-products.

The Closed Season for Turtles began on April 1 and will end on November 30. Currently there are other closed seasons in effect for: Lobster from July 31 to October 31; Conch from August 15 to October 31; and Whelk from August 15 to October 31.

Persons that are found to be in violation of any of these closed seasons may be fined up to $10,000.00.

For more information please contact the Conservation and Fisheries Department at 468-2700 or email cfd@gov.vg.