DPNR advises the public that the closed season for conch begins July 1 and ends September 30 of each year. Whelk closed season has commenced since April 1 and will end September 30.
During these periods, persons are not permitted to engage in fishing for conch, whelk, or possess any conch, whelk or parts of them with the exception of empty shells.
All commercial fisherman, local businesses, restaurants, and wholesale companies are allowed ten days after the commencement of the closed season to liquidate their stock.
For additional information call 774-3320 ext. 5106 on St. Thomas.

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