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Conch and Lobster Seasons

Conch and Lobster Seasons

The RCIPS would like to remind people that the open season for Conch and Whelks starts on November 1 and runs until April 30. The open season for Lobster starts December 1 and runs until February 28.

It has been brought to our attention that some people still consider October 1 as the opening of the season. Anyone found to be taking conch, whelks or lobster out of season will be dealt with according to the law.

People should also be aware of local laws relating to Marine Parks and the quantities of specific species they’re allowed to take.

  • Conch catch limits: 5 per person or ten per boat, whichever is less
  • Whelk catch limits: 2.5 gallons of whelk in shells or 2.5 pounds of whelk without shells per day
  • Lobster: 3 per person or 6 per boat, whichever is less

For more information please visit, email or call 949-8469.

Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Cayman Islands should contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling crime stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.

For further information contact: Ariana Rahamut