During the season licensed hunters can hunt manicous

During the season licensed hunters can hunt manicous

The Forestry, Wildlife and Parks Division of the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries 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, 2016 to December 31, 2016.

During that period, licensed hunters and licensed freshwater fishermen may hunt Crabs, Freshwater species (to include Crayfish, Mullets, Shrimps and Freshwater Crabs), Agouti, Manicou and Rammier only.

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 travelling public is further informed that the exportation or attempts to export wildlife from the state without a valid export license issued at the office of the Director of Forestry is a violation of the Forestry and Wildlife Act and is punishable upon conviction by a fine and or imprisonment.

The public is therefore advised that with immediate effect 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 and sustainable use of the natural resources.

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