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Conch season opens October 1st in Belize

The Queen Conch season officially opens from October 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023. The Belize Fisheries Department reminds the public that although the closing month for the season isn’t until June 2023, if the conch production quota is realized earlier, the season will be declared closed. In recent years, that quota has been set at 925,000 pounds.

Queen Conch Season officially opens in Belize

Amid a world health crisis, Belizeans have one thing to be happy about as of Friday, October 1st. It is not Halloween, but one of the most anticipated seasons of the year the opening of the Strombus Gigas or commonly known as the Queen Conch. It is one of the main seafood staples in the country and a leading export product. The season will remain open until June 30, 2022, or until the yearly set production quota is met.

The Queen Conch Season is officially open; illegal conch fishing continues to be a challenge

As of October 1st, conch season opens & runs for approximately 7 months or until conch quota set for that period has been met, which ever comes first.

2017-2018 Queen Conch Fishing Quota is Set

To preserve the marine species Queen Conch (Strombus Gigas) the Belize Fisheries Department (BFD) has come up with 884,092 pounds as the Total Allowable Catch for the 2017-2018 season.

Conch Season officially opens

Conch represents a significant source of revenue for traditional fishermen on Ambergris Caye and across the country, which generates millions of dollars to the Belizean economy.

Queen Conch season is closed

The last day to consume the Queen Conch (Strombus gigas) will be on Friday, June 24, 2016.

2015 Conch Season is open!

The 2015/2016 regular conch season of the Queen Conch (Strombus gigas) officially opened as of Thursday, October 1st in Belize. Conch harvesting generates over...

Queen Conch Season closes one month early

The Queen Conch (Strombus Gigas) fishing season has come to a close a month early. As of Monday, June 1st no one will be...