Reminder — Nassau grouper season closure Dec 1 to February 29, 2011

Nassau grouper closed season – December 1, 2011 to February 29, 2012

The Bahamas Department of Marine Resources reminds anglers that from December 1, 2011 to February 29, 2011, the waters surrounding High Cay, off the coast of Central Andros will be designated as a “Protected Area,” and that all forms of fishing will be prohibited.

The designated “Protected Area” is bounded in the North by latitude 24° 40’ N, in the South by 24° 37.8’ N, in the East by longitude 77° 44’ W, and encompassing an area of approximately seven (7) square miles.

The Department of Marine Resources also advises that the taking, landing, processing and possessing of Nassau Grouper will be prohibited during the period December 1, 2011 to February 29, 2012 throughout the Bahamas.

Additionally, any fish commonly known as “grouper,” which is landed, must be done so with its head, tail and skin intact.

The Department of Marine Resources requests the cooperation of all fishermen and the general public in this regard. Persons found in violation of the above will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.