Category: Press Release

General Meeting 21 July

National Conservation Council General Meeting, 21 July 2021, 2pm, Grand Cayman Government Administration Building room 2024. Press and public welcome to attend to observe. Email us, ConservationCouncil@gov.ky, for more information. Agenda & Documents – single PDF

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Where Can I Fish from Shore?

The Department of the Environment has become aware of enquiries by members of the public concerning whether a recent rule change outlawed fishing from the shore everywhere in the Cayman Islands. The Minister for Environment and the Department of Environment wish to assure the public that this is not true. “The enhanced Marine Parks regulations

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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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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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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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Media Release: Influx of Sargassum

Given the recent wind direction changes, many beaches around all three islands are currently experiencing a large influx of Sargassum seaweed particularly along the south coasts. In recent years higher than normal Sargassum blooms have occurred in particular areas of the Atlantic where nutrients are available and water temperatures are high. Sargassum consolidates into large

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Conservation Council Meeting 3rd May 2017

There is a General Meeting of the National Conservation Council today, Wednesday 3rd May 3:30pm- 5pm, at the National Trust Meeting Room – Dart Park. The agenda and documents may be downloaded from below as a single PDF document. Download   Conservation Council 3 May 2017 Agenda

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DoE to Host Regional Marine Resources Conference

Bringing representatives to the Cayman Islands from more than 80 countries, the 69th Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) Conference will allow the exchange of current information on the use and management of marine resources in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. Hosted by the Department of Environment (DoE) on behalf of Government,

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