PRESS RELEASE – Conch and Whelk Season Ends

April 29, 2009

Cayman Islands Department of the Environment
PO BOX 486, Grand Cayman  KY1-1106, Cayman Islands
TEL: (345) 949 8469 FAX: (345) 949 4020
Contact: Joni Kirkconnell

Conch and Whelk Season Ends
Conch and Whelk Season Ends

The Department of Environment (DoE) advises the public that the closed season for conch and whelks begins on Friday May 1, 2009 and runs through October 31, 2009. No one may take conch or whelks from Cayman waters , or purchase, receive or possess conch or whelks taken from Cayman waters, during these months. Violation of this and any of the Marine Coservation Laws is an offence carrying a maxiumum penalty of CI$500,000 fine and one year in jail. Upon conviction, forfeiture of the vessel or other equipment may also be ordered. Persons may contact the DoE at 916 4271 (Grand Cayman), 926 0136 (Cayman Brac), or 926 2342 (Little Cayman) or call 911 to report violations of any marine conservation legislation.

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