Guidelines for Queen Conch Fishing in the
U.S. Caribbean EEZ, Puerto Rico
and the U.S. Virgin Islands
details, readers should contact the Council, or refer to the
comprehensive amendment or the final rule. Any discrepancies between
this documents, bulletin and the final rule as published in the Federal
Register will be resolved in favor of the Federal
more information on rules and regulation on queen conch you may visit the Caribbean
Fishery Management Council web page, visit the FMP section and
the fisheries regulations section.
conch Strombus gigas
for or possession of queen conch in the EEZ is PROHIBITED,
with the exception of Lang Bank, St. Croix, USVI (east of 64°34’W).
for or possession of queen conch
October 1 through June 30 each year, at Lang Bank, St. Croix, USVI (east of
See Federal Register/Vol. 70, No. 208/
Friday, October 28, 2005/ Rules and Regulations
The possession of undersized queen conch less
than nine (9) inches total length or less than 3/8 inch lip
thickness measured at the thickest point of the lip is PROHIBITED.
All species in the fisheries management unit must be landed
still attached to the shell.
conch harvest size limit.
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Quota and Bag
Daily limit for non-commercial fishers
is three (3) queen conch per day, not to exceed twelve (12)
Licensed commercial fishers may land
one hundred and fifty (150) queen conch per day.
Harvest of queen conch
at Lang Bank east of St. Croix, USVI, using HOOKAH gear is PROHIBITED.
present Guide has the purpose of providing appropriate
information to fishers about regulations and helping in the
recovery of the stocks and the sustainable use of marine fishery
resources in the Caribbean.
Guide is for general information purposes. Fishery
Regulations are subject to changes.
For more information on
fishery regulations you may visit the Federal Register.