Tag: Department of Environment

Ghost net recovered, headed for recycling

Ghost net recovered, headed for recycling

| 20/04/2018 | 43 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: The Department of the Environment has confirmed that the ‘ghost net’ which was floating off the coast of the Cayman Islands over the last week, has been successfully recovered and is now waiting to be shipped off island for recycling. The net was towed to Harbour House Ma [...]

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Abandoned tangled net ensnares 100s of fish

Abandoned tangled net ensnares 100s of fish

| 18/04/2018 | 34 Comments
(CNS): Boats, planes and all the relevant authorities around the region have been alerted to a twisted and tangled ball of abandoned fishing net, estimated to be at least 40ft across and 40ft deep, that is drifting somewhere off the Cayman coast. The so-called “ghost net” has ensnared h [...]

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Workshops planned to prevent baby turtle deaths

Workshops planned to prevent baby turtle deaths

| 13/03/2018 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environment is organising free workshops for architects and electricians this month to help in the fight against the light pollution, which causes numerous baby turtle deaths every nesting season. Last year the number of turtle nests laid in the Cayman Islands was encouragi [...]

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Lobster season comes to an end

Lobster season comes to an end

| 28/02/2018 | 19 Comments
(CNS): Today is the last day this season that people can take lobster from Cayman Islands waters legally. The season closes tomorrow, when it will no longer be lawful to take, purchase, receive or possess lobster originating from Cayman waters. “The closed season is designed to give the local lo [...]

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Public urged to follow laws to protect fish

Public urged to follow laws to protect fish

| 15/01/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environment (DoE) has said that at this time of year a number of rules are in place designed to help protect the marine life around the Cayman Islands that remains under threat. The department is urging people who are going fishing to follow the laws, which apply to all ind [...]

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DoE urges lobster lovers to stick to law

DoE urges lobster lovers to stick to law

| 28/11/2017 | 33 Comments
(CNS): With just a few days to go before the legal lobster season opens in the Cayman Islands, the Department of Environment (DoE) is reminding lobster lovers planning to go out on the water this weekend not to poach and to ensure they know, and stay within, the legal limits in order to protect them [...]

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Conflicts emerge over cruise project

Conflicts emerge over cruise project

| 09/11/2017 | 57 Comments
(CNS): The tourism ministry’s chief officer outlined a precise timeline for the progress of the cruise berthing project when he answered questions in Finance Committee Wednesday. But conflicting messages from the premier on the unresolved talks with the cruise lines, which were revealed Friday [...]

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Councillor accuses NCC of overriding MLAs

Councillor accuses NCC of overriding MLAs

| 06/11/2017 | 27 Comments
(CNS): The representative for West Bay Central, Capt Eugene Ebanks, has accused the National Conservation Council of not following the wishes of Members of the Legislative Assembly over the spearfishing dispute, despite the fact that the decision by politicians placed the council in a conundrum ove [...]

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Rare Brac plant in need of a name

Rare Brac plant in need of a name

| 03/11/2017 | 29 Comments
(CNS): A rare shrub that grows only on one small area of the Bluff on Cayman Brac is in need of a name. High on the cliffs overlooking the community of Spot Bay, a unique Verbesina, the only one that lives in the Cayman Islands, has found a home in the upper rock face. But writing in the [&hellip [...]

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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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Interns find live double-headed turtle hatchlings

Interns find live double-headed turtle hatchlings

| 24/10/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS): In an extremely unusual find, interns working with the Department of Environment on turtle nesting recently discovered two live hatchlings with two heads as they reviewed nests on Grand Cayman. This condition is known as polycephaly, and although experts say it is a natural occurrence, it is [...]

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