The Nassau grouper is one of the most important species in the region and it is currently listed as “Critically Endangered” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Nassau groupers reproduce in only a few special places around the full moons of the winter months each year. Individual fish may travel over a hundred miles to form part of very large groups called fish spawning aggregations for just a few days before returning to their home reefs.
The Nassau grouper season is closed between 1st December and 28th February every year. No person shall “take, land, process, sell or offer for sale” any Nassau grouper during the closed season.
You can help support this special fish and the people who depend on it by letting the Nassau grouper spawn in peace and by choosing another dish during the closed season.
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