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Cruisers must use only hook and line with no more than six (6) rigs in the water at any one time. Spear guns of any type are illegal in the Bahamas. Pole spears and Hawaiian slings may be used while free diving. SCUBA divers may take only pictures. NO spearing or shelling may be done while wearing SCUBA gear. Nets used for fishing must have a minimum gauge of two inches.
The bag limit for Kingfish, Dolphin and Wahoo is a maximum combined total of six (6) fish per person on the vessel, comprising any combination of the species. Per vessel bag limits for other species are: 20 pounds of scale fish, 10 conch and 6 crawfish per person anytime. The possession of Turtle is prohibited. Bill Fish are an endangered species, please release immediately.
NO FISHING NO SHELLING NO SPEARING NO CONCHING
Just diving and looking are permitted in the restricted zones of:
Do not purchase crawfish from locals during the off season. The Government of the Bahamas is very serious about enforcing their fishing regulations. Stiff penalties, including confiscation of your vessel, may be levied for simple possession of undersized, out of season, or prohibited items.
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