Fishing for or possession of queen conch in the EEZ is PROHIBITED, with the exception of Lang Bank, St. Croix, USVI (east of 64°34’W).
Fishing for or possession of queen conch is allowed during November 1 through May 31 at Lang Bank, St. Croix, USVI (east of 64°34’W).
The possession of undersized queen conch less than nine (9) inches total length or less than 3/8 inch lip thickness measured at the thickest point of the lip is PROHIBITED.
All queen conch must be landed still attached to the shell.
Harvest of queen conch at Lang Bank east of St. Croix, USVI, using HOOKAH gear is PROHIBITED.
Daily limit for non-commercial fishers is three (3) queen conch per day, not to exceed twelve (12) per boat.
Licensed commercial fishers may land one hundred and fifty (150) queen conch per day.
Please Note: This summary is intended to provide appropriate information to fishers about regulations and the sustainable use of marine fishery resources in the Caribbean. This summary is for general information purposes. Fishery Regulations are subject to changes. For more information on fishery regulations consult the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 622 or the NOAA Fisheries Service Southeast Regional Office Fishery Regulation website.