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Nassau grouper season closes

Posted: Tuesday, December 5, 2017. 10:05 am CST.

Posted: Tuesday, December 5, 2017. 10:04 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The closing date for the Nassau grouper season is from December 1st 2017 to March 31st, 2018.

 Statutory Instrument #49 of 2009 Regulations which relates to Nassau Grouper (Epinephelus striatus) states:

(1) No person shall take in the waters of Belize, buy, sell or have in his possession any Nassau Grouper between the 1st December and the 31st March, inclusive, in any year.

(2) No person shall take in the waters of Belize, buy, sell or have in his possession any Nassau Grouper which is less than twenty (20) inches in total length or greater than thirty inches (30 in) in total length.

(3) Every Nassau Grouper caught in the water of Belize shall be landed whole.

 Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of the Fisheries Act, commits an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine or imprisonment or both fine and imprisonment.

 The Fisheries Department is making a special appeal to and urges responsible citizens to call 224-4552/203-2623, email fisheries_department@fisheries.gov.bz or Crime Stoppers Belize at 0-800-922-TIPS (8477) to report any fisheries infractions.

 

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