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pole spears permitted #109365
10/13/05 03:05 AM
10/13/05 03:05 AM
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Visalia, CA USA
wild_bill Offline OP
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Is spear fishing with pole spears permitted on Ambergris Caye? I am wondering whether to bring my pole spear with me.

Re: pole spears permitted #109366
10/13/05 08:08 AM
10/13/05 08:08 AM
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Denny Shane Offline
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If I remember correctly, a few years ago someone asked this same question and I believe it is outlawed. I think one of our residents could answer that more tho.

Re: pole spears permitted #109367
10/14/05 12:11 AM
10/14/05 12:11 AM
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Visalia, CA USA
wild_bill Offline OP
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In most areas there are permitted conditions or zones. I am not sure if that is the case in AC or not. For example, in the Bahamas, if you are using a pole spear and no scuba, you can spear almost anything, including lobsters. In FL, you can spear in certain areas but never lobsters, and never in undersea parks and preserves. On many Carribean Islands, they frown (obviously) on spearing in popular scenic dive spots but do not mind in out-of-the-way coral heads, turtle-grass areas, etc. Some areas have certain fish that are taboo to spear and others that are not. Some islands have no regulations at all. Just wondering if anyone knows the particulars for AC. I usually like to take my folding polespear and nab a meal or two, but do not want to break any laws or have my equipment confiscated. Thanks.

Re: pole spears permitted #109368
10/14/05 07:15 AM
10/14/05 07:15 AM
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Re: pole spears permitted #109369
10/14/05 07:36 AM
10/14/05 07:36 AM
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Otteralum Offline
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Wow, glad I missed that topic!

I will have a Belikin -- put it on klcman's tab.
Re: pole spears permitted #109370
10/14/05 03:45 PM
10/14/05 03:45 PM
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Visalia, CA USA
wild_bill Offline OP
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Thanks. (Wow! That forum links was emotionally hot). I see that on AC, free-diving with a pole spear is legal for fish but not lobster. Out of courtesy, spearfishing should not be done in popular dive spots and may be frowned on by many charters. That is what I needed to know.

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