The closure was approved by Agriculture Minister Dr. Leslie Ramsammy in keeping with protocols previously laid down between the Seabob Industry and the Ministry, a release from the ministry said today.
The timeframe approved is September 8th, 2014 to October 26th, 2014 (6 weeks), both dates inclusive.
The closed session is supported by the Guyana Association of Trawler Owners & Seafood Processors (GATOSP), the Ministry said in a release.
All Seabob fishing vessels were advised to dock from midnight on September 7th and will stay in port until midnight October 26th, 2014.
Closed seasons are specified time periods where no fishing is permitted for a particular fishery and has been an ongoing activity for several years in Guyana.