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Closed Season for Spiny Lobster

Delsie sure had a great time at Waruguma eating delicious lobster tails, but she will have to wait some time till she tastes them again as the lobster season has officially closed.

In a press release sent out today, the Belize Fisheries Department informs fishers, wholesalers and retailer of seafood products and the general public that the closed season for the Caribbean Spiny Lobster, Panulirus argus, begins today Tuesday, February 15.

This is in accordance with the Regulation 3(1) (b) of the Fisheries Act, Chapter 210 of the Laws of Belize Revised Edition 2003 which states:
“No person shall take in the waters of Belize or buy, sell or have in his possession crawfish (spiny lobster) between the 15 February and the 14 June, inclusive in any year.”

The spiny lobster season will reopen on June 15 of this year. The Fisheries Department will be enforcing the Closed Season for Spiny Lobsters in Belize with patrols on the sea (catch and inspection) and land (market and restaurant inspections).

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