Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2023. 4:06 pm CST.
By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: The Belize Fisheries Department informed all fishers and the public that in accordance with the Fisheries Resources Act and Statutory Instrument No.108 of 2022 the Florida Stone Crab (Menippe mercenaria) fishing season is declared closed from July 1st to September 30th, 2023.
Therefore, anyone found in possession of the stone crab during the closed season will be prosecuted in accordance with the Fisheries Resources Act No.7 of 2020.
The Fisheries Department advises the Public to report any illegal fisheries activity.
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