It is now safe to hunt manicous

It is now safe to hunt manicous

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, 2014 to December 31, 2014.

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 public is therefore advised that beginning October 7th, 2014, 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.

The travelling public is also reminded that it is an offence to take or attempt to take wildlife, in any form out of the country without first obtaining a permit so to do. The permit can be obtained at the office of the Director of Forestry.

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 the at Tel. 266- 5863/5852.