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Dried sea cucumber
Dried sea cucumber

The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources has lifted the ban placed on the beche-de-mer fishery following a cabinet decision to have it lifted.

The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources has lifted the ban placed on the beche-de-mer fishery following a cabinet decision to have it lifted.

The open period as agreed on will be three months from September 1 to November 30, 2017.

Ministry of Fisheries Director, Mr Edward Honiwala said the ban was lifted after the current fisheries (Amendment) Regulation 13A 2009 was suspended early this month.

“What this means is as of 1st of September to 30th November 2017 beche-de-mer fishery is open to the public to harvest,” he said.

During this open period any person or community who wish to catch, harvest, or process for sale any sea cucumber (beche-de-mer) species can do so.