Taking illegal groupers illegal

The Marine Conservation Board reminds the public that the taking of any Nassau grouper in any of the designated grouper spawning areas during the months November through March is prohibited as the eight year ban is still in effect.

The Board also reminds the public that no Nassau grouper may be taken with any spear gun in Cayman waters.

Designated grouper spawning areas are located at the following locations:

Grand Cayman – East End ‘Coxswain Bank’

South West Point ‘Sand Cay’

Cayman Brac – East End and West End

Little Cayman – East End and West End

12 Mile Bank- Northeast and Southwest ends.

Further information on these areas may be obtained at the Dept. of Environment Offices on North Sound Rd. George Town.

Anyone wishing to report violations of the Marine Conservation Law may do so confidentially to the DOE at 949-8469, Marine Enforcement Supervisor Mark Orr at 916-4271, or Emergency 911.

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