The Department of Environment (DoE) reminds the public that the last day of the season to legally fish for conchs and whelks is Saturday, 30 April.

During the closed season, which begins on Sunday, 1 May, it is illegal to take, purchase, receive or possess conchs and whelks originating from Cayman waters.

Persons who suspect that conchs and whelks are being fished after the season closes on 1 May can call 911, or DoE enforcement officers directly:

  • Grand Cayman: 916-4271 (949-8469 during working hours)
  • Cayman Brac: 926-0136
  • Little Cayman: 916-7021

For more information on conch and whelk seasons, contact the DoE on 949-8649 or email

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