Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Release Date:
Friday, 22 March 2024 - 2:41pm

Local fishers, stakeholders and the public are notified that the fishing season for the Green Turtle and the Hawksbill Turtle will be closed from April 1 to November 30.

Regulations 26 of the Fisheries Regulations 2003 states that turtle fishing and the sale of turtle meat shall cease until December 1, when the fishing season opens.

The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries encourages the public to report illegal turtle fishing, selling or purchasing activity to the department during the closed season by calling telephone number 468-9195 and by emailing pictures and message details. Persons are also asked to telephone the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force at 311, Land Matters at 368-5371 and Marine Matters at 368-9462.


Berta McKelly Adams

Assistant Information Officer
Department of Information & Public Relations 
Telephone: 468-2740
Email:   bmckelly@gov.vg