Temporary Ban on Lobster Fishing

A measure has been announced in Guatemala affecting the activity of catching the Caribbean spiny lobster from March 1st to June 30th , 2012.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food (MAGA), has imposed a temporary ban on fishing in the Caribbean for spiny lobster (Panulirus argus), a measure that aims to enable the reproduction of the lobster population of the species in question.

The closed season for the capture of this species is from March 1st to June 30th , 2012, according to the Ministerial Agreement 11-2012, reports PrensaLibre.com.

"The declaration of closed seasons for lobster fishing is part of the commitments made by the country in 2009 as part of a Ministerial Resolution by Competent Activities in Fishing and Aquaculture of Central America, which seeks to order the operation and rehabilitation of the population of Caribbean Spiny Lobster", reports the article.

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February 2013

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Ban on Catching Lobsters

February 2013

The measure announced in Guatemala temporarily suspends fishing for spiny lobster in the Caribbean, and will take effect from tomorrow.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food (MAGA) has declared a closed season for spiny lobster fisheries in the Caribbean of Guatemala, from 15 March to 30 June this year.

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February 2012

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The ban aims to protect the species from overfishing in the period of increased reproduction and is effective from the coasts of Belize all the way to Panama.

"In order to protect the species, from Belize to Panama a temporary suspension of fishing for spiny lobster will apply from March 1st to June 30th", said Mario Gonzalez, the AFP director of the Organization of Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector of Central America (OSPESCA),.