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Conch/Whelk seasons close 1 May

The Cayman Islands annual conch and whelk seasons close on Friday, 1st May 2020. Anyone possessing, attempting to sell or attempting to buy locally-caught conch or whelks during the closed seasons, which last from 1 May through to 31 October each year, will face prosecution under the National Conservation Law (NCL). The open seasons for

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Mangrove Plan Adopted

Public Notice National Conservation Council – Adoption of Mangrove Conservation Plan The National Conservation Council, in accordance with section 17 of the National Conservation Law, 2013, has adopted the Species Conservation Plan for Mangroves, conservation.ky/protected-species-conservation-plan/.  Email ConservationCouncil@gov.ky with questions. “As the country looks forward to coming out of quarantine, no doubt, with a new sense

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Stingray Feeding April 9-19

 STINGRAY FEEDING SUMMARY REPORT #2 APRIL 9th– 19th 2020 Following on from the previous Stingray Feeding Summary Report #1 April 4-8 the DoE continues to assume responsibility for the ongoing and regular supplemental feeding and human interaction at Sand Bar Stingray City.  As previously stated the DoE has committed to continue to reinforce the rays

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Earth Day 2020 – Climate Action

Carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is a major contributor to climate change and CO2 levels today are higher than at any point in at least the past 800,000 years. The annual rate of increase of CO2 over the past 60 years is about 100 times faster than previous natural increases. Coastal ecosystems such as

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Meagre Bay Last Chance

Protected Area Management Plan proposed for Meagre Bay Pond – Bodden Town  Public Comment period: 19 Feb., 2020 – 18 April, 2020 To take our survey on the proposal, please click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HC7GRVC Please click on the photo below to obtain a full copy of the management plan draft. Overview: Meagre Bay Pond is one

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Stingray Feeding April 4th – 8th

 SAND BAR STINGRAY REPORT APRIL 4th– 8th 2020 Sand Bar Stingray Report 4-8 Apr 2020 Background In the immediate aftermath of the closing of international borders and the implementation of the Shelter in Place Regulations and subsequent island wide marine lock down following the COVID-19 global pandemic considerable public interest and concern has arisen with

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Fishing Rules Reminder

The Department of Environment would like to remind the public of the National Conservation Law rules that are in place with regards to hook and line fishing from shore or on a boat.  There are minimum size restrictions in place which means that only fish longer than eight inches (8” or 20cm) nose-to-tail may be

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Enforcement Continues

  The Department of Environment would like to remind all residents that during this time we will continue to operate and ensure adherence to our conservation laws and regulations as normal. Department of Environment Conservation Officers continue their regular land and sea patrols and the National Conservation Law remains in effect, despite COVID-19. As always

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DoE Partial Closure

Effective immediately, the Department of Environment will be closed to the public until further notice for all fishery licencing services. A public service announcement will be made once we are able to resume full walk-in services to the public. Please click below for more information. Contact DoE by telephone (949-8469) or email (DoE@gov.ky) to arrange

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