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Conch Season Opens November 1

Oct. 1, 2008 – The fishing community is reminded that the season for queen conch harvest opens on Nov. 1, as included in the interim regulations announced in May of 2007, according to a press release from the Department of Planning and Natural Resources.
The interim regulations remain in effect. These include:
1. A quota of 50,000 lbs. per year. After the quota is reached, the fishery will remain closed until Nov. 1 of the following year.
2. A limit is set of 200 conchs per boat for licensed commercial fishermen.
3. A limit of six conchs per person for recreational fishermen and a total of 24 conch per boat.
4. A closed season from July 1 until Oct. 30.
5. All conch must be landed alive and in the shell.
6. No conchs may be possessed that are less than nine inches in length or less than 3/8 inch lip thickness.
7. Fishermen must report their landings monthly to the Division of Fish and Wildlife

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Oct. 1, 2008 - The fishing community is reminded that the season for queen conch harvest opens on Nov. 1, as included in the interim regulations announced in May of 2007, according to a press release from the Department of Planning and Natural Resources.
The interim regulations remain in effect. These include:
1. A quota of 50,000 lbs. per year. After the quota is reached, the fishery will remain closed until Nov. 1 of the following year.
2. A limit is set of 200 conchs per boat for licensed commercial fishermen.
3. A limit of six conchs per person for recreational fishermen and a total of 24 conch per boat.
4. A closed season from July 1 until Oct. 30.
5. All conch must be landed alive and in the shell.
6. No conchs may be possessed that are less than nine inches in length or less than 3/8 inch lip thickness.
7. Fishermen must report their landings monthly to the Division of Fish and Wildlife