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Bermuda's No Fishing Areas

To maintain the beauty and diversity of Bermuda’s marine environment, for everyone to enjoy, a number of protected areas have been established where no harvesting is permitted. Line fishing, spearfishing and lobster diving are prohibited in these protected areas.

Contravening these regulations, upon conviction, could mean a fine and/or imprisonment.

Year Round Protected Areas

Fishing is prohibited year round at several popular dive sites in Bermuda. These areas are marked with a buoy and fishing is prohibited within a specified radius of the buoy.

Year Round Protected Dive Site Locations

Name

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

Protected Area Radius

Airplane

32.2540

-64.9768

300m

Aristo

32.4790

-64.6573

300m

Blanche King

32.2713

-64.9756

300m

Caraquet

32.4631

-64.8351

300m

Constellation

32.3617

-64.9141

500m

Corinthian

32.4587

-64.7856

200m

Cristobal Colon

32.4851

-64.7200

300m

Darlington

32.2873

-64.9841

300m

Eastern Blue Cut

32.3891

-64.8887

600m

Hog Breaker

32.4631

-64.8301

300m

Kate

32.3272

-64.6856

300m

Lartington

32.3637

-64.9141

300m

L'Herminie

32.3190

-64.9761

300m

Madiana

32.4674

-64.8200

300m

Mary Celestia

32.2414

-64.8317

300m

Mills Breaker

32.4092

-64.6286

300m

Minnie Breslauer

32.2446

-64.8087

500m

Montana

32.3615

-64.9136

300m

North Carolina

32.2616

-64.9591

300m

North East Breaker

32.4814

-64.6884

300m

North Rock

32.4740

-64.7686

1000m

Pelinaion

32.3558

-64.6434

500m

Rita Zovetto

32.3584

-64.6415

500m

Sandy Hole West

32.2437

-64.8303

500m

Snake Pit

32.4405

-64.8358

300m

South West Breaker

32.2309

-64.8656

600m

Tarpon Hole

32.2688

-64.7756

300m

Taunton

32.4830

-64.7049

300m

The Cathedral

32.3404

-64.6596

300m

Xing Da

32.4148

-64.9080

300m

Seasonally Protected Areas

To protect spawning aggregations of Red Hind, Groupers and other species, fishing is prohibited in the South Western and North Eastern seasonally protected areas from 1 May through 31 August.
In the extended closure areas, fishing is prohibited from 1 September through 29 November.

South Western Seasonally Protected Area

North Eastern Seasonally Protected Area

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