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|New Fishing Regulations Announced For 2007|
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|Posted by:||Jul 27th 2006, 03:12:28 pm|
|SM||Thank God, now they need to do something about the billfish. What is the point of keeping a marlin? Must be "short" comings in other areas.|
|Posted by:||Jul 27th 2006, 01:13:33 pm|
|chapel||Shorter Lobster Season Next Year:
The Nassau Tribune of Saturday 22nd July 2006 reported that the Minister of Marine Resources Leslie Miller has said that next year the crawfish season is to be reduced from the present 8 months to six months. Instead of the season opening on 1st August 2007, it will open on 1st September. The closing date will still be 31st March.
The Minister said that in the past four years there has been a dramatic decline in the crawfish catches.
He also announced new fisheries rules for sport fishermen and for tourists coming to The Bahamas. He said that conch catches are reduced from 6 conchs per day per person to 3 conchs per vessel.
For scale fish, the limits will go from 20 pounds per person per day to 20 pounds per vessel per day. For dolphins (mahi-mahi), the limits will be go from 6 per person per day to 6 per vessel per day.
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