Posted: Tuesday, June 15, 2021. 3:41 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: Today, Minister of the Blue Economy and Civil Aviation, Andre Perez along with Kennedy Carrillo, CEO in the ministry, and Beverly Wade, policy and planning advisor in the ministry, met with Valerie Lanza, director of the High Seas Fisheries Unit, and Robert Robinson, deputy director of the unit.
Discussions included the 5-year Multisectoral National Blue Economy Plan that is being developed, which will see the integration of key components of the Blue model for Belize.
Other areas of discussion included the exclusive economic zone, deep-sea fishing, and value-added processing of fisheries products to ensure greater financial benefits for fishers and the economy.
The Ministry of the Blue Economy says that it’s mission is “to increase the gross domestic product through a thriving Blue Economy development pathway that is harmonized, innovative and socially-just, supported by a robust, science-based management region of our aquatic resources and spaces to improve the livelihood of all Belizeans.”
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