conchsSeafood lovers rejoice for the return of the Queen Conch! Today the Fisheries Department announced the opening of the much anticipated Conch Season on Thursday October 1st. This season’s rules have not changed but were modified. A release from the Department indicates that no person or establishment shall have in their possession any diced conch meat. The market clean conch meat and fillet conch meat weight should exceed 3.0 ounces and 2.75 ounces, respectively. Of note to fishers is that the Queen Conch shell length should exceed 7 inches. The public is reminded that the department hereby makes a special appeal to fishers and the General Public to uphold all Fisheries Regulations, and urges all responsible citizens to call the Department at 224-4552 / 203-2623 to report any infractions. The season runs until June 30th or until the National Quota is realized.

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