March 31st marks the official CLOSE of the Crawfish Season in The Bahamas. This allows time for the species to replenish and multiply. The Fisheries Department issued a public notice to all fishermen that they must comply with the regulations or they will face consequences of being brought to trial and charged by being in breach of the Fisheries Act.
The Fisheries Department encourage the general public to contact the Fisheries Department at 352-9116 or the police, if they see persons fishing or selling crawfish or disposing of shells during the closed season.
Crawfish Season opens on August 1st, 2008.
Read a related Freeport News article HERE