Lobster season ends this month

| 26/02/2010

Cayman Islands News, Grand Cayman Science & Nature news, Cayman lobster(CNS): Come Monday, 1 March, a lobster dinner could cost CI$500,000 plus jail time, as the 9-month closed season for lobsters begins. No one may take lobster from Cayman waters , or purchase, receive or possess lobsters taken from Cayman waters, throughout the closed season, which runs through 30 November. The Department of Environment (DoE) is reminding the public that 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.

To report violations of any marine conservation legislation contact the DoE at 916 4271 (Grand Cayman), 926 0136 (Cayman Brac), or 926 2342 (Little Cayman) or call 911. For more information please visit us on the web at www.doe.ky

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