Archive for October 19th, 2017

Enforcement improves as DoE utilizes new powers

Enforcement improves as DoE utilizes new powers

| 19/10/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): Department of Environment conservation officers have interrupted dozens of poachers since April and have been able to seize illegal spearguns and even return some poached conch and two green sea turtles back to the sea. Over the last few months officers have used their enhanced enforcement po [...]

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NCC battles conflict over spearfishing

NCC battles conflict over spearfishing

| 19/10/2017 | 73 Comments
(CNS): The controversial change in government policy from historic efforts to limit and eventually phase out spearfishing to once again allowing the importation of the spearguns and expanding their use has presented a real conflict for the National Conservation Council, which is tasked with allocati [...]

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‘Beach access for ALL’ campaign launched

‘Beach access for ALL’ campaign launched

| 19/10/2017 | 90 Comments
(CNS): Local beach access remains a major point of contention on Grand Cayman, despite government efforts to address the legislation surrounding the issue. But now Morne Botes, who successfully campaigned to save Smith Cove from developers last year, has begun a new campaign to focus on the broader [...]

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