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Renewal of National Park License & close of Conch Season

Turks and Caicos, June 15, 2017 – Providenciales –   All National Park Users are advised that their National Park License will expire on June 30th, 2017.  The Department of Environment & Coastal Resources (DECR) urges all users to renew their license on or before June 30th at their nearest DECR Office to avoid any penalties related to operating a business in a national park without a valid National Park License.

The DECR would also like to take this opportunity to remind the public of the close of the conch season, on midnight, 14th July 2017. Please note that the export of conch meat will be prohibited during the period of July 15 – October14, 2017.

Only the following exports of conch products will be allowed:

  1. Conch pearls;
  2. Conch shells (size restriction of a minimum of 7 inches; export of 4 or more shells  requires a CITES permit applied for   through DECR); and
  3. Conch shell products.

The DECR therefore suggests that all persons make provisions to accommodate the closure of the export season.  The DECR appeals particularly to Hotel owners/managers that all efforts should be made to educate/inform their guests of the particulars of possession for the commencement of the closed season.

Please contact the department for clarifications pertaining to the above matters at Tel. 338-4170 or email environment@gov.tc.

Press Release: TCIG

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