Don’t eat lobster till June 30th
From March 1 to June 30 there is a ban on fishing and the consumption of all types of lobster throughout the Dominican Republic.
In recent years, the lobster population has diminished dramatically caused by overfishing. It is feared that, if no action is taken against overfishing, the lobster will become a rarity. Despite this prohibition and the threat of heavy fines for violations ($ 50,000 or 10 years in prison), the lobster is still on the menu at many restaurants during these months. In Sosúa most restaurants comply with this ban. If we also want to enjoy lobster in the future, then a periodically stop on the fishing and consumption of lobster is a prerequisite where every Dominican and tourist will have to adhere to.
Source: Sosua News
May 3, 2016
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