If you're a fan of conch fritters, or ceviche, you'd better get your full of it between now and Saturday night. That's because conch season is closing on Sunday July first, and will stay closed until September 30, 2018.

The Fisheries Department hereby reminds fishermen and the public that the Conch Season will be closed from July 01, 2018 to September 30, 2018. This is in accordance with Regulation 6 of the Subsidiary Regulations (Chapter 210s of the Laws of Belize Revised Edition 2003).

The public is reminded that no person or establishment shall have in possession any conch during the closed season. Any person or establishment found in possession of conch during the closed season will be charged and prosecuted in a Court of Law in accordance to the Fisheries Regulations. 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.

The Fisheries Department advises the public to report any illegal fishing activity by calling telephone numbers: 224-4552 or 223-2623.