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Closed season takes effect for conch, whelk, blue-winged teal

The month of May ushers in a changing of the seasons for the taking of several marine and avian species.

The Department of Environment said its goal is to create a sustainable recreational fishery.

As such, closed seasons are in place to protect these species in their spawning or breeding seasons.

Effective as of 1 May, conch, whelk season is closed, and will re-open in November.

Blue winged teal closed season also started 1 May, and that will re-open in September.

And after a six-month closed season, Nassau Grouper season re-opened 1 May, subject to size and catch limits.

Find the Department of Environment’s full list of seasonal closures and regulations here

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