The Department of Environment advises the public that the closed season for conch and whelks began on Friday, 1 May, and runs through 31 October.
No one may take conch or whelks from Cayman waters, or purchase, receive or possess conch or whelks taken from Cayman waters, during these months. Violation of this and any of the Marine Coservation Laws is an offence carrying a maximum penalty of CI$500,000 fine and one year in jail.
Upon conviction, forfeiture of the vessel or other equipment may also be ordered. Persons may contact the DoE at 916 4271 (Grand Cayman), 926 0136 (Cayman Brac), or 926 2342 (Little Cayman) or call 911 to report violations of any marine conservation legislation.