Tag: conch

Poachers undermine conservation efforts

Poachers undermine conservation efforts

| 18/09/2018 | 66 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environment recovered dozens of illegal conch and lobsters taken out of season from the Barkers area on Sunday, which were donated to the Pines Retirement Home. The poached catch was seized following an operation in West Bay by DoE conservation officers, who recovered 43 co [...]

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People warned not to poach as conch season opens

People warned not to poach as conch season opens

| 31/10/2017 | 38 Comments
(CNS): Conch and whelk season opens tomorrow, 1 November, when shellfish-lovers can help themselves to five queen conchs per person per day or ten per boat, and 2½ gallons of whelks in the shell, or 2½ pounds of processed whelks. But the Department of Environment is urging people not to be tempt [...]

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Poacher told court he acted out of hunger

Poacher told court he acted out of hunger

| 03/05/2017 | 80 Comments
(CNS): A West Bay man was sentenced Wednesday to 120 days in jail after admitting a number of marine offences, including taking more than 80 conch and one lobster out of season. Hank Ebanks said he was hungry and needed to pay his utility bills. He told the court that he knew it was against [&hellip [...]

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DoE urges people not to support poachers

DoE urges people not to support poachers

| 04/11/2016 | 10 Comments
(CNS): As the conch and whelk season opened this week, officials from the Department of Environment urged people not to support poaching and abide by the catch regulations to help preserve stocks. DoE Senior Research Officer John Bothwell explained why the limits are important even during open seaso [...]

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DoE urges people not to encourage poachers

DoE urges people not to encourage poachers

| 30/11/2015 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The much-anticipated local lobster season opens Tuesday but the Department of Environment officials are reminding members of the public not to encourage poachers and not to buy more than the legal limits. The goal of the regulations that control the take of lobster and conch from Cayman water [...]

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