Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Release Date:
Monday, 19 November 2018 - 3:10pm

Charter Boat Captains and their guests are advised to cease and desist with immediate effect, from the harvesting of spiny lobsters from the seabed, especially in the area of Anegada.

Only persons in possession of a BVI Commercial Fishing licence are allowed to engage in this activity.

The unauthorized harvesting of lobsters is prohibited under the Fisheries Act and Regulations. Violators are subject to fines up to $30,000.00 (thirty thousand dollars) as per Section 57, amended in 2011 and Section 63 of the Fisheries Act, 1997.


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