No Hunting Season this year

It’s illegal to hunt manicous and other wildlife this year

The Forestry Wildlife and Parks Division has decided to maintain a ban on the Hunting and Fishing of wildlife for the 2018 Hunting Season due to the impact of Hurricane Maria.

According to the division, this means that no person may hunt for or fish for any wildlife during that period for which the season is closed for that particular species of wildlife.

“The General Public is further advised that the exportation of or attempt to export any form of wildlife from the state is a violation of the Forestry and Wildlife Act (chapter 60:02) of the revised laws of the Commonwealth of Dominica,” the division said in a statement.

Hurricane Maria devastated Dominica last September and had an impact on the island’s ecosystems, food source, and wildlife.

The division is now calling on all Dominicans to support the effort to promote sustainable development and Dominica’s natural resources.

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10 Comments

  1. they shall know.
    October 17, 2018

    Can’t we see there’s a problem in Dominica? after 40 years of independence, no Dominica coconut products, no OD Brizbane or brizee’s mart, no Ross University, no new Hospital, no international airport, no crabs to eat, no manicou, no mountain chicken and half of that 40 years Skerrit labour party has been in office. what a shame. Skerrit must go now!

    • janelle
      October 18, 2018

      And Skerrit said “Let there be light” lol since you think he is God.

    • Joe
      October 18, 2018

      You can blame the other things you mentioned on Skerrit but you’re a damn fool to blame him for the wildlife being impacted due to maria.

  2. Ibo France
    October 16, 2018

    “The General Public is further advised that the exportation of or attempt to export any form of wildlife from the state is a violation of the Forestry and Wildlife Act (chapter 60:02) of the revised laws of the Commonwealth of Dominica.”
    Somebody or some people should be incarcerated for the trafficking of the National Birds. Does this law exempt Ministers of government and Permanent Secretaries? Are some people immune to prosecution?
    Are some people more equal than others in the eyes of the law?
    Since it was this current ill-administration that violated this particular law, they will never prosecute themselves. After the next general elections, when these law violators are booted from office, those who were responsible for the trafficking of the parrots must face the magistrate or the judge. No man should be above the law.

  3. just me
    October 16, 2018

    well look illegal crab callaloo this season.

  4. October 16, 2018

    Meanwhile agouti destroying Farmers crops.

  5. anonymous2
    October 16, 2018

    I can guarantee that the hunting will go on unless there are forces that patrol and prevent it.

  6. Hmm
    October 16, 2018

    FYI… crabs were barely affected… best allu cancel the reunion year all now wii

    • Iamanidiot
      October 16, 2018

      And you know this based on what data?

      • Badbaje
        October 18, 2018

        “Hurricane Maria devastated Dominica last September and had an impact on the island’s ecosystems, food source, and wildlife.”

        Looking around the island and seeing the destruction first hand, what data do you need for this?

        Please let us know what statement or part of a statement given here do you really need data to support or believe.

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