The Forestry, Wildlife and Parks Division of the Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry wishes to inform the general public that the Government of Dominica has approved the temporary lifting of the ban on hunting and fishing in freshwater streams for the period October 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011.

During that period, only licensed hunters and licensed freshwater fishermen may hunt and or fish the following Agouti, Manicou, Crabs and fish freshwater fish to include Crayfish, Mullets, Eels and Ramier.

Due to the recent collapse of the Mathieu Dam fishing is not permitted west of the Mathieu River where it joins with the Layou River.

The general public is reminded that it is an offense under the Forestry & Wildlife Act to hunt or fish in freshwater streams without a valid license, and that the hunting of all other species of animal, including the Mountain Chicken, all Birds, and Iguanas is strictly prohibited.

The public is therefore advised that beginning October 6th 2011, hunting and fishing licenses may be purchased at the office of the Forestry & Wildlife Division on the Windsor Park link road, and at the Sub-Treasuries in Portsmouth and Marigot.

Please assist the Forestry, Wildlife & Parks Division in the management of the Country’s natural resources.

For further information please contact the Forestry, Wildlife & Parks Division at Tel. 266- 5863/5852.