As the Easter Season approaches, the Forestry Service in the
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is appealing to
the public to avoid the use of hazardous substances to capture
River Lobster, Crayfish, Shrimp, Fish, and other aquatic wildlife.
The Forestry Department says hazardous substances can be:
any electrical device designed to frighten any protected or partially
protected wildlife, Any article of any nature which is likely to
cause injury to any protected or partially protected wildlife or
any noxious substance for the purpose of killing and or injuring
any protected or partially protected wildlife.
The Department has made it clear that river poisoning is illegal
and it can disrupt the natural proces of the rivers, streams and
springs and may endanger the lives of the people in entire
communities downstream as well as other persons who may eat
It warned that persons guilty of such an offence are liable to a
fine of two thousand dollars and to imprisonment for six