Queen Conch Harvesting Ban Ends April 1

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Almost two years after the government announced a ban on the fishing of Queen Conch, the National Fisheries Authority has given the green light for industrial and artisanal fishers to resume the harvesting of the seafood delicacy, as of April 1.

The dramatic decline in conch stock between the 2015 and the November 2018 surveys conducted by experts in the Fisheries Division of the Agriculture Ministry, informed the ministerial order on the ban.

This follows a ban which ran from March 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020. The ban was then extended to February.