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POLL: Lift sea egg ban


Added 13 February 2015


Poll Results: Do you think the sea egg ban should be lifted?

IT IS TIME to lift the decade-long ban on harvesting of sea eggs (urchins).

That’s according to almost 700 of the people who voted in our online poll: “Do you think the sea egg ban should be lifted?”

Overall, 1 208 people voted, 58 per cent in the affirmative.

This comes in the wake of several people – some repeat offenders – being charged with harvesting in the close season.

In today’s Street Beat column by Carlos Atwell, several people also agreed it was time to end the ban, if only for a short time, as it was a means of earning money for some families.

Said Jenny Babb of Marley Vale: “It is time to put back a season in place, even if they could just put it back for a few months; a compromise would be good. People got to live and try to make an honest living,” she said.

Phil in Oistins added: “The sea eggs are out there plentiful and the men know that. That’s why people getting hold but the marine biologists are just assuming. Sea eggs are a Bajan delicacy and the ban should be lifted so that poor people can get at them.”

Click here to read Street Beat

That poll is now closed. You can vote in the current poll by scrolling along the right side of the page. (SAT)


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