Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2023. 11:10 am CST.
By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: The Fisheries Department is reminding the public that the Caribbean Spiny Lobster (Panulirus argus) season closes today in accordance with Statutory Instrument No. 128 of 2021.
The closed season is from March 1st to June 30 in any year.
Belize’s closed season is also in accordance with the harmonized regional lobster regulation (OSP-02-09) implemented by the Organization for Central American Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector (OSPESCA).
Anyone found with lobster during the closed season will be prosecuted in accordance with the Fisheries Resources Act Chapter 210 of the Substantive Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2020.
Fishers are reminded that lobster traps should be removed from fishing grounds during the closed season.
The Department says that it will be actively enforcing the removal of traps from the waters during this period.
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