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Old 17-02-2011, 05:36   #1
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Warmer in the Bahamas

A much better season this year. Compared with last year it's night and day. Much warmer, few cold fronts. Swimming without a wetsuit, which is unusual for me.

Cleaning conch in Normans Cay.

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Old 17-02-2011, 05:54   #2
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Excellent weather news and a beautiful photo, but all should be aware that the January 12th, 2007 amendment to the sportsfishing regulations states that no conch can be harvested by non-bahamians.
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Old 17-02-2011, 06:50   #3
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We are having the coldest winter in over 25 years here in Sint Maarten. It struggles to get over 84 degrees. Weather has been perfect.
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Same in South Florida 70s & 80s every day for around a month
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Excellent weather news and a beautiful photo, but all should be aware that the January 12th, 2007 amendment to the sportsfishing regulations states that no conch can be harvested by non-bahamians.
I thought that law was resended????
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Bahamas Fisheries Regulations (Section 48) http://www.bahamasvacationsonline.co...egulations.pdf

i) Each vessel must adhere to the following catch limits: no turtle, a maximum of six (6) conch, ten (10) crawfish and a maximum of twenty (20) or sixty (60) pounds of any demersal fishery resources (groupers, snappers, etc.) per vessel at any time.
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➥ http://www.bahamas.gov.bs/bahamasweb2/home.nsf/vContentW/MARI--Acts+&+Regulations--Sportfishing+Regulations/$FILE/SportsfishingRegulations.pdf

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Hey, Thanks for the update concerning the conch regulations, Ram & GordMay. I had no idea that conch was back on the available list for foreign boaters. So, Vasco's conch cleaning photo shows total compliance with the Bahamian Fisheries regulations. I'm always in need of updates!
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Hey, Thanks for the update concerning the conch regulations, Ram & GordMay. I had no idea that conch was back on the available list for foreign boaters. So, Vasco's conch cleaning photo shows total compliance with the Bahamian Fisheries regulations. I'm always in need of updates!
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Now if some will just post their recipe for fried conch fritters...
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Even up in the Abacos it's swimming weather. The wind even comes from the south much of the the time. Makes me wonder if I lost track of time and it's really summer.
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Re: Warmer in the Bahamas

His catch is legal as long as it doesn't exceed the number and minimum size limit AND it was not taken inside the Land and Sea Park. The line runs just between Norman's Cay and Shroud Cay.

I was in the Bahamas in 2001, 2007 and again in 2011. The fish stocks in the protected, and policed, areas do benefit. As tempting and easy as it might be to sneak over the line, we do the Bahamians and ourselves a disservice by doing so.

Good fishing and fair winds.
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Re: Warmer in the Bahamas

Conch Fritters

Ingredients:
3/4 cup of flour
1 egg
1 cup of chopped conch
2 stalks of celery
2 cloves of garlic
chopped onion. I like onion so I add 3/4 cup
Peppers whatever you fancy 1/2 cup
1/2 cup of milk
salt and pepper to taste
maybe a dash of cayenne!!!???

Directions:
mix all the ingredients in a bowl, veggie oil in a pan at 360-370 degrees.
using a spoon scoop batter size of golf ball and drop in oil.
cook till golden brown.

Dipping sauce Good ole ranch dressing with a hot sauce mixed in.

Enjoy!!!!
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