President open’s Trochus season

Special Report
Koror, Palau, Micronesia (Oceania Television Network, May 27, 2011)


President Toribiong this week declared June 15 to the 30th as open season for citizens to beginning harvesting trochus in Palau. OEK earlier adopted House Joint resolution authorizing the declaration for the open season. The resolution however, directs the President to declare the open season with area restrictions.

Although the open season has been declared, fishermen are still restricted from harvesting trochus in Ngerukewid Island. Other restrictions were also listed such as no trochus less than three inches in diameter shall be harvested and purchased. All persons purchasing trochus are required to submit copies of records of purchase to the Bureau of Marine Resources.

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