Conch is out of season, however that doesn't stop the taking of them. I witness local conch fishermen within the Bacalar Chico Reserve taking conch (yesterday was the latest) a few times a week. This is within a "No take Zone" for ANYTHING. Laws are not always applied evenly. I agree with Al, if you are offered conch or lobster out of season, don't use the guide, hotel or restaurant again. We need to be responsible for our own eating, Therefor I don't eat conch or lobster anymore. I am tired of seeing these beautiful creatures taken when they have not had a chance to make babies. The choice is yours.