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Spearfishing #523835
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Does anyone know the regs/laws on spearfishing for tourists? Thanks.

Re: Spearfishing [Re: katzgar] #523836
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You cannot spear tourists on scuba and the tourist has to be > than 36 inches, limit of 4 tourists a day I believe (save for high season when there is no limit.)

Re: Spearfishing [Re: katzgar] #523837
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:-)


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Re: Spearfishing [Re: katzgar] #523838
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Nice one SF Jeff!

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That was funny!

Re: Spearfishing [Re: katzgar] #523844
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It was funny but the truth is that to spearfish you are legally required to hold a fisherpersons license which you obtain from the Fisheries Department and which you cannot obtain unless you're a Belizean national. That is Fisheries position, if you choose not to abide that's up to you. Dude.

Re: Spearfishing [Re: katzgar] #523845
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That's true Simon but then there is the Lionfish.
Fisheries and the SCUBA Diving community have made an exception for spearing Lionfish.
A specialized spear has been developed and rules have been lifted that allow divers and snorkelers to use a spear while visiting the reef. There is no limit or season. I bought 10 of these spears at Captain Sharks for our shop and the divemaster supervises the hunt. This seems to satisfy the tourist desire to spearfish in a positive way and also provides a tasty meal.


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Re: Spearfishing [Re: katzgar] #523852
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Correct you are.

Re: Spearfishing [Re: katzgar] #523855
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This is a great option for spearfishing as Lionfish are non native and destructive to the Reef environment, edible and taste great. Otherwise visitor spearfishing is a disaster as targets specific species such as snapper and grouper and will wipe them out when theyre already under severe pressure from being fished out as the population grows.

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is a license required for tourists to spear lionfish?

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