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Old 10-09-2008, 03:58 PM   #91
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Re: Worldwide Spearing Regulations Websites

On the French coast regulations are the same as in France : over 16 year old, only day sfishing, no torch, no close to nets, only by freediving, anual licence/ insurance is mandatory...
From Gand case/ Rocher Créole to Gallion is there a protected maritim area were sfishing is not allowed.
You have to be carefull with the boats++ and using a float equiped with a flag is mandatory.
Ciguaterra is everywhere (cuda..)
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Old 10-09-2008, 07:15 PM   #92
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Re: Worldwide Spearing Regulations Websites

That's a little different than what I received from a dive shop in the island...

"You can spear fish on the French side outside of the Marine Park - so you
would be in about 60ft or deeper of water or deeper chasing after a Mahi
Mahi or Tuna. You would also need a boat to "prove" to authorities that you
were not fishing in the shallower water. There are lots of fish that you
can't eat here due to Ciguaterra poisoning.

Spear fishing on the Dutch side is unfortunately not actually illegal -
however it is illegal to have a spear gun without a license." thescubashop.net

So, I guess I'm still looking for clarification.

Anyone else have some more info?
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Old 12-14-2008, 01:12 PM   #93
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Re: Worldwide Spearing Regulations Websites

Bulgaria
Croatia
Denmark
France
Greece
Israel
Italy
Malta
Spain
Tunisia
Turkey
United Kingdom


http://www.medfish.com/
click local laws.
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Old 01-24-2009, 05:47 PM   #94
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http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish...idal_Licensing
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Old 11-19-2010, 07:48 AM   #95
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Re: Worldwide Spearing Regulations Websites

It wasn't on the original countries list, but in the British Virgin Islands spearfishing is sadly illegal (either on scuba or whilst freediving).

http://www.britishvirginislands.com/ntk_permitsfish.htm

I understand however it is legal (with a permit) in the neighbouring US Virgin Islands.

Taking lobster in BVI whilst freediving (but not on scuba) is legal with a permit.

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Old 03-02-2011, 10:37 AM   #96
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Additional VA regs. http://www.spearboard.com/showthread...69#post1384269
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:10 PM   #97
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Re: Worldwide Spearing Regulations Websites

I'm heading to Panama City Panama and Costa Rica. Anyone know their regs?
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:50 PM   #98
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I saw this while surfing SCDNR site. Its proposed legislation. But what I found interesting is that Gig apparently includes spear. I've not noticed that before.

'Gig' means a device consisting of a staff with a sharp point or points designed for thrusting and used to take fish by hand; to take fish by hand by use of a spear, prong, or similar device.

http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess119_...bills/3864.htm

Apparently you can, or may soon be able to use goldfish as bait.

It is unlawful to use any nonindigenous fish as bait that is not already established in the water body being fished except the following minnows: fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas), golden shiners (Notemigonus crysoleucas), and goldfish, including 'black salties' (Carassius auratus). Magistrates court retains concurrent jurisdiction of this offense.

http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess119_...bills/3865.htm
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:14 AM   #99
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Hi,
Here are exact spearfishing regulations in all European countries plus Israel
http://spearo.republika.pl/regulations.html


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Old 07-27-2012, 10:03 AM   #100
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Whats the regs for the Philippines?
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