(CMR) Conch and whelk seasons open today – just in time for the Pirates' Week Heritage Days!
Each year, the open seasons for conch and whelk serve as a way for residents to sustainably harvest the marine delicacies, leaving enough of both species for future generations to enjoy. T
he open season, which runs from 1 November to 30 April, allows for the taking of conch and whelk within legal limits.
The legal daily limit for possessing conch during the open season is five per person or 10 per boat each day, whichever is less. Only queen conch (Strombus gigas, Lobatus gigas) may be taken and no person may take – or permit another person to take, purchase, receive, offer for sale or possess – more than five conchs from Cayman waters.