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August, 2017

  • 11 August

    Bahamians Need Not Apply

    Dear Editor, Well it looks like all the Bahamian people should just remain on the docks and hire foreigners to bring back their crawfish catch this week. Once again, it seems the law and season for crawfishing has opened early for them.  This happens every year and it gets worse …

  • 11 August

    Start of Crawfish Season Down Over Last Year but Expected to Improve

    According to a major purchaser of crawfish on Abaco the first week of season has seen a 50 percent decrease in supply over the same period last year. However, they are hopeful that the numbers will balance out pointing to bad weather for the first few days of the season …

July, 2016

  • 28 July

    Preparing for the Opening of Crawfish Season

    By Olivia Patterson-Maura, Friends of the Environment August 1st is fast approaching. To many of us in The Bahamas, this means a day off work, but for all the fishermen out there it means that you are probably already busy planning for that day. Or you at least have an idea …

  • 14 July

    Crawfish Season Reminders

    Jeremie Saunders, Senior Department of Marine Resources Supervisor on Abaco, urges craw-fishermen to follow the laws regarding the spiny lobster season in The Bahamas as we near the start of the 2016/17 season. Mr. Saunders said he has recently had to deal with a number of crawfish traps that have …

August, 2014

  • 29 August

    Marine Resources Indicates Numbers are Up

    The crawfish season is off to a strong start which bodes well for fishermen according to Abaco Fisheries Officer Jeremie Saunders, noting that a report from Marine Resources in Nassau said that Abaco between 25,000 to 30,000 lbs on the first day of the season.

  • 21 August

    Early crawfish reports optimistic  

    Though it is still early into the 2014 crawfish season initial reports from various persons in the industry indicate that this season will be better than the last season.

  • 21 August

    Four American citizens arraigned in the Magistrate Court for Breach of the Fisheries Act  

    Reports are that on Monday, August 11, 47 year old George Fritzgerald, 20 year old Tyler Fritzgerald, 39 year old Cammy Fritzgerald and 39 year old Jennifer Taylor, all United States citizens were arraigned before Deputy Chief Magistrate Helen Jones in Court #2.

July, 2014

  • 11 July

    Compressor enforcement concerns fishermen

    As the opening of crawfish looms just weeks away, Abaco craw-fishermen are concerned that laws regarding compressors may be “strictly enforced” in the coming season and present undue challenges on the industry.

September, 2013

  • 13 September

    Crawfish Season Sees Major Downturn

    According to the Department of Marine Resources and local commercial fishermen, the 2013 crawfish season has been disappointing with some seeing as much as a fifty percent reduction based on last year’s opening. Assistant Fisheries Superintendent Wayne Cornish says while they don’t have an analysis of the crawfish season thus far as yet, he noted that from what he has heard and seen from fishermen in the Grand Cay area that there were very low returns during the first few weeks but they have since seen a slight increase in recent weeks.

August, 2013

  • 16 August

    Potholes Substitute for Crawfish Traps: A Comical Look at Abaco’s Roads

    Sadly, The Abaconian's Editor wasn't able to go out crawfishing on the start of the season. Luckily, there were a few flooded potholes around town he could go looking for whips in.