Conch and whelk season ends

The season for catching conch and
whelks ends on Saturday, 1 May.

The Department of Environment has advised
that the closed season begins Saturday and will continue until 31 October.

During this period, 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 Conservation Laws is an offence carrying a maximum penalty of CI$500,000
fine and one year in jail.

If convicted, an offender may be
ordered to forfeit his or her vessel or other equipment.

For more information, contact the
Department of Environment on 916 4271 (Grand Cayman), 926 0136 (Cayman Brac),
or 926 2342 (Little Cayman) or call 911 to report violations of any marine
conservation legislation.

Visit the department’s website at for more information on marine
conservation in the Cayman Islands.


Conch and whelk season ends on Saturday.
Photo: Norma Connolly