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Fisheries Resources Act & Regulations

Fisheries Resources Act & Regulations

The legal documents below currently govern the fisheries sector in The Bahamas, though a revision is underway. For further information, please contact the Department of Marine Resources, New Providence, The Bahamas. National Agricultural Fisheries Act Jurisdictionand...

The Bahamas Shark Sanctuary

In 2011, The Bahamas became the second country in the region to take action to protect its shark populations.  “The Bahamian sanctuary was created by adding an amendment to the Fisheries Resources (Jurisdiction and Conservation) Act (Chapter 244) to prohibit...

Fisheries Regulations Poster & Brochure

Easy-to-carry pocket brochure summarizing Bahamian fisheries regulations. BREEF FishRegPocketBrochure Summary poster of Bahamian fisheries regulations. BREEF FishRegPoster...

Nassau Grouper Closed Season

After almost 10 years of discretionary closures by the Minister responsible for marine resources, in December 2014 the government of The Bahamas announced its decision to implement the long recommended annual fixed closed season for Nassau grouper (Epinephelus...