82.1 F
Charlotte Amalie
Monday, July 15, 2024
HomeNewsArchivesConch Season Opens November 1

Conch Season Opens November 1

Oct. 1, 2008 – The fishing community is reminded that the season for queen conch harvest opens on Nov. 1, as included in the interim regulations announced in May of 2007, according to a press release from the Department of Planning and Natural Resources.
The interim regulations remain in effect. These include:
1. A quota of 50,000 lbs. per year. After the quota is reached, the fishery will remain closed until Nov. 1 of the following year.
2. A limit is set of 200 conchs per boat for licensed commercial fishermen.
3. A limit of six conchs per person for recreational fishermen and a total of 24 conch per boat.
4. A closed season from July 1 until Oct. 30.
5. All conchs must be landed alive and in the shell.
6. No conchs may be possessed that are less than nine inches in length or less than 3/8 inch lip thickness.
Fishermen must report their landings monthly to the Division of Fish and Wildlife

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.

Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.