Harvesting and Possessing Queen Conch Prohibited June – October

Queen conch

The V.I. Department of Natural Resources reminds the public the harvesting of queen conch is prohibited from June 1 through Oct. 31, and the possession of queen conch is prohibited from June 15 through Oct. 31.

Seasonal harvest closures conserve fished populations and help sustain and improve the fisheries of the Virgin Islands. The conch season will reopen on Nov. 1, 2019, and will remain open until midnight, May 31, 2020, or until the 50,000 pound quota per district is reached, whichever comes first, according to DPNR Commissioner-designee Jean-Pierre Oriol.

He also advises the public that harvesting and/or possession of mutton and lane snapper are prohibited territory-wide from April 1 to June 30.

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DPNR asks for everyone’s cooperation to protect V.I. resources for the present and future benefit of the people of the territory.

For more information about queen conch or other fishing regulations, contact the Division of Fish and Wildlife at 773-1082 on St. Croix, 775-6762 on St. Thomas or the Division of Environmental Enforcement at 773-5774 on St. Croix and 774-3320 on St. Thomas.

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