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Fishing boat relicensing delayed

The relicensing deadline for commercial fishing boats has been extended to the end of next month, the Government has announced.

A spokesman for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources said the new cut-off date was April 30.

He explained the department was closed to walk-in customers, including for fishing licences, and that safety inspections for commercial fishing vessels had been suspended. The spokesman said on Tuesday: “The spiny lobster and guinea chick trap fisheries will conclude at the end of their normal season today.

The spokesman added: “All traps must be out of the water on this date.”

He added that staff from marine resources would contact fishermen to discuss the inspection and storage of traps.

Anyone with questions should call 293-5600 or e-mail

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Published April 02, 2020 at 9:00 am (Updated April 02, 2020 at 9:00 am)

Fishing boat relicensing delayed

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