Tag: whelks

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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Couple arrested over ganja and whelks

Couple arrested over ganja and whelks

| 17/09/2018
(CNS): A 35-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman from Bodden Town were arrested on Thursday morning after police found a number of jars of ganja in their truck as well as a bag of whelks during a search at the Kaibo Public Beach in North Side. Marine officers from the Department of Environment beg [...]

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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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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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