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Validate Spear Gun Licences

The Marine Conservation Board is advising the public that all provisional spear gun licences will be invalid after 31 March 2009.

The board further notes that after the end of this month, all remaining provisional licence holders are expected to have a proper licence complete with photographic ID; anyone in possession of a spear gun while using a provisional licence will be in contravention of the law.

Any person seeking a licence should make an appointment with the board; except on public holidays, appointments and licence processing are both scheduled for Thursdays and Fridays between 10am and 4:00pm.

Applicants are required to provide a completed application form; police record (issued no more than six months previously); a spear gun with all its parts, and proof of a previous licence. If the license is approved, a $50 fee will be applicable.

For further information, contact: The Marine Conservation Board, Department of Environment, CI Environmental Center, 580 North Sound Road; or call 949-8469.

For further information contact: Prudence Barnes