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DOE opens fish conservation plan to public comment

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A new fish conservation plan from the Department of Environment is open for public review and consultation. That’s Cayman 27’s top story for Tuesday, June 21st.

The draft does not call for a significant overhaul of existing rules, for instance, it continues species protections for sharks, rays, and Goliath grouper. However, the plan does include take limits for a few new species who have never received protection, namely parrotfish.

DOE Director Gina Ebanks-Petrie joined Cayman 27’s News Director Tammi Sulliman to discuss the reasoning behind the plan.

The public is asked to email their comments on the draft to The deadline for feedback is August 19th.

There will be no public meeting on the fish conservation plan, but if anyone has questions, they can reach out to the DOE, either in person, or by email to


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Joe Avary

Joe Avary

Joe Avary has been with Cayman 27 since 2014. He brings 20 years in television experience to the job, working hard every day to bring the people of Cayman stories that inform the public and make a difference in the community. Joe hopes his love for the Cayman Islands shines through in his informative and entertaining weather reports. If you have a story idea for Joe or just want to say hello, call him at 324-2141 or send an email to

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