Opening of the Conch Season Oct 1st, 2015 ! ILLEGAL OR UNDERSIZED FISH PRODUCTS HURT ALL OF US.

Opening of the Queen Conch Fishing Season - The Fisheries Administrator hereby informs all fishermen and the General Public that the Queen conch fishing season will officially open on October 01st, 2015 and will remain open until June 30th, 2016 or until the National Catch Quota is realized.

The public is reminded 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. The Queen conch shell length should exceed 7 inches.

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 or Crime Stoppers Belize at 0-800-922-TIPS (8477) to report any infractions. The Department can also be reached by e-mail at [email protected] The public is assured that all information communicated to the Fisheries Department will be treated with the strictest of confidence!

For any further information, kindly contact the Belize Fisheries Department at 224-4552 / 223-2187 or visit our office located on Princess Margaret Drive, P.O. Box 148, Belize City, Belize.

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