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Environmental Authorities ask not to consume out of season lambi

PUERTO PLATA. – The Ministry of Environment through the Vice Ministry of Marine and Coastal Resources, reiterated that the closed season for conch (lambi) capture and their associated species throughout the country, began on July 1 and runs until October 31.

The organization “Reef Check Dominican” informed the general public, especially fishermen, restaurants, supermarkets, seafood and fish consumers that at this time it is prohibited harvesting and marketing of lambi. Also motivated consumers, fishermen and Dominican exporters “think about the importance of this measure to ensure the sustainability of long-term resource, something that has not happened so far,” but explained “this regulation has a” back door “, why it is allowed to continue marketing should have declared to have it in inventory, due to the lack of real and effective compliance. “ The regulations for the conch and associated species are based on the Law 64-00, 307-04 Act, which creates the Dominican Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture (CODOPESCA) and Decree 499-09.

The ban includes conch or conch species, snail caracol fututo, snail paw (caracol plato de mulo), burgao and burgao Santa Maria, and prohibits the capture, removal and killing of such species throughout the coastline of the country from the tide up to 500 meters offshore . The scientific name of conch is Strombus gigas L., it means wealth for the Dominican economy and its capture is a source of employment and food to the public, so it is necessary to protect the species at different stages of development and during the breeding season, ensuring year-round sustainability.

Source: Puerto Plata Digital

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