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Travelers to Bahamas reminded of Conch Exportation Limit
May 2, 2017 - 8:40:53 AM

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs releases for the general information of travellers that the fisheries regulations of The Bahamas allow for the export of up to ten pounds (10 lbs.) of conch meat as personal baggage without the requirement of a permit. 

Anything in excess requires written and formal permission from the Department of Marine Resources.

Further, In response to recent queries and complaints over the confiscation of conch from an individual travelling into the city of Fort Lauderdale from Freeport, Grand Bahama; the United States embassy has reconfirmed that country's long standing limit of 10lbs per person on the importation of conch into the U.S.

There has been no change in The Bahamian regulation of a 10 lb. limit on the exportation of conch meat and the U.S. has confirmed that there has been no change in the U.S. rule and that CBP Preclearance at the airports in Nassau and Freeport continue to enforce the 10 lb. limit.

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