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DPNR Reopens Harvesting of Queen Conch Beginning Nov. 1

Queen conch

The annual queen conch season commences on Friday, Nov. 1, for both the St. Croix and St. Thomas-St. John Districts.

Harvesting of queen conch is allowed from Nov. 1, 2019, and will remain open until midnight, May 31, 2020, or until the 50,000 lb. quota per district is reached, whichever comes first, according to a press release issued Thursday by the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR).

DPNR Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol asks for everyone’s cooperation to protect Virgin Islands resources for the present and future benefit of the people of the Virgin Islands.

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

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