RCI St. Lucia
posted on March 14, 2016 08:21
The Department of Fisheries received a report of a stranded Beak Whale at Tapion Beach measuring 15 feet with an estimated weight of 1000 lbs.
Given this report, the Department of Fisheries wishes to advise fishers and the general public that the Fisheries Act make provisions for the protection of Marine Mammals in Bays and Harbors.
In accordance with Section 38 of the Fisheries Regulations Cap 7.15, “a person shall not take, kill, damage or fish for any marine mammal or species of marine mammals in any bay or harbor of Saint Lucia.
Contravention of this Regulations may result in a maximum fine of EC$5000.00. For additional information contact the relevant agencies, Marine Police Unit 456 3879 or the Department of Fisheries at 468-4135 or 468 4141.