Nassau Grouper Season Closure 2021


From: Bahamas Information Services

The following serves to inform the General Public the Nassau Grouper Season will be closed effective 1st December 2021 until 28th February 2022.

The Public is reminded no person shall take, land, process, sell or offer for sale any fish commonly known as the “Nassau Grouper” except, where such taking or landing is carried out with the written approval of the Director of Marine Resources for scientific research or educational purposes.

Additionally, no person shall during the period 1st December 2021 – 28th February 2022 land any fish commonly known as “Grouper”, unless its head, tail and skin are intact. Further, all fishers and processors are requested to submit reports of their Nassau Grouper inventories at the close of the season, and are also reminded a request for a permit to sell the resource during the closed season would have to be made to the Department of Marine Resources.

The Department of Marine Resources looks forward to the Public’s continued support as we work together to manage this most important fish stock in a sustainable and responsible manner.

For further information on the Nassau Grouper Season closure, the Public may contact the Department of Marine Resources at telephone nos. (242) 393 1777 or (242) 393 1014/5.