NEPA warns hunters against illegal hunting during no movement days
Published Date: August 23, 2021
Attention: All News Editors KINGSTON, Jamaica
(23 August 2021):
NEPA WARNS HUNTERS AGAINST ILLEGAL HUNTING DURING NO MOVEMENT PERIODS
The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is warning game bird hunters to desist from hunting during curfew periods and on no movement days.
During the first weekend, the Agency received several reports of illegal hunting. The reports received indicate that hunters were actively hunting after 6pm on Saturday and on Sunday.
In response, the Agency will be increasing its monitoring and enforcement activities. Hunters found in breach will be arrested and charged. They may be fined up to $100,000 and or face three months in prison. Hunters charged will also be reported to the Firearm Licensing Authority for breaches of the Firearms Act.
The 2021 Game Bird Hunting Season opened on Saturday 21 August 2021. In light of the designation of no movement days by the Most Honourable Prime Minister Andrew Holness on 19 August 2021, hunting is prohibited on during curfew hours and on Sundays*.
The public is being encouraged to report all illegal hunting during the curfew hours or on Sundays to NEPA at 876-754-7540, toll-free weekdays 888-991-5005, 119 or the nearest police station.
*designated no movement days
For more information, please contact:
Public Education and Corporate Communication Branch
National Environment and Planning Agency
10 & 11 Caledonia Avenue, Kingston 5
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org I 876-754-7540 or 876-564-9250