Government has temporarily given the go ahead for hunting and fishing in fresh water streams on the island.
This means between October 1 to December 31 licensed hunters and licensed freshwater fishermen may hunt crabs, fresh water species such as crayfish, mullets, shrimp, agouti, manicou and rammier only.
However the Forestry, Wildlife and Parks Division is warning that a valid license is necessary to hunt and fish in Dominica’s streams. “The general public is reminded that it is an offence under the Forestry & Wildlife Act to hunt or fish in freshwater streams without a valid licence, and that the hunting of all other species of animal, including the Mountain Chicken, all Birds, and Iguanas is strictly prohibited,” the division said in a release.
Outdoor enthusiasts are advised that hunting and fishing licenses maybe be purchased at the office of the Forestry and Wildlife Division on the Windsor Park link road and the sub-treasuries in Portsmouth and Marigot beginning October 4.
Those interested should call the Forestry, Wildlife & Parks Division at 266- 5863/5852.