Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2023. 3:26 pm CST.
By Breaking Belize News Staff: In a vigilant effort to safeguard Belize’s marine wealth, the Belize Coast Guard, in conjunction with the Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE), apprehended three Honduran nationals at Corona Reef early this morning. The joint operation forms part of an ongoing commitment to protect Belize’s marine ecosystem.
The operation took place at the break of dawn, at 4:30 AM, and culminated in the detention of the individuals who were allegedly involved in illicit fishing activities within the protected area.
In the course of the operation, a boat was seized along with a considerable quantity of fish, suspected to have been caught illegally. The precise species and quantity of the fish are currently under review as part of the ongoing investigation.
The preservation of Belize’s marine resources is a mission of paramount importance for both the Belize Coast Guard and TIDE. Home to a vast array of biodiversity, Belize’s marine ecosystems are not only ecological treasures but also pillars of the country’s economy, contributing significantly to sectors like tourism and fishing.
This recent operation underscores the unwavering dedication of both organizations to ensure the sustainability and health of Belize’s marine resources. It also serves as a stern warning to those who might contemplate the illegal exploitation of these resources.
Investigations continue to unfold, and updates regarding the specifics of the confiscated items and the legal proceedings against the detainees will be made available in due time.
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