Tag: poaching

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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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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DoE officers save another turtle from poachers

DoE officers save another turtle from poachers

| 22/08/2017 | 47 Comments
(CNS): Two of the Department of Environment’s (DoE) conservation officers were in action again last week saving a female green sea turtle from poachers. The turtle was discovered by Chadd Bush tied up on her back in the bushes in the Sand Hole area of West Bay, on Wednesday night, the DoE stated. [...]

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DoE and vets rush to save poached turtle

DoE and vets rush to save poached turtle

| 04/08/2017 | 62 Comments
(CNS): An adult female wild green turtle, estimated at over 400 lbs, was saved from the poacher’s knife yesterday after DoE enforcement officers Carl Edwards and Alan MacKay responded to a report in the Eastern Districts. The turtle was found on her back in a tool shed impaled through the neck [...]

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Missing poachers arrested after JMU and DoE chase

Missing poachers arrested after JMU and DoE chase

| 14/03/2017 | 94 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED TUESDAY: The RCIPS has confirmed that two suspect poachers have been found and arrested. Yesterday, the police said officers from the RCIPS Joint Marine Unit and the Department of Environment had tracked a group of suspected poachers aboard a canoe Monday, but the men went missing. The [...]

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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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Rescued turtle killed in failed illegal catch

Rescued turtle killed in failed illegal catch

| 13/08/2015 | 43 Comments
(CNS): A 400lb female turtle that was rescued from poachers in June has been killed in what marine environment officials believe was a failed attempt to poach the turtle from local waters. The dead green turtle was found floating at sea near North West Point on Friday 24 July by divers from Wall to [...]

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