December 2, 2023

Nassau Grouper Closed Season

Posted: Saturday, December 2, 2023. 9:40 am CST. Government of Belize Press Release The Fisheries Department hereby reminds all fishers that the Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus) […]
November 3, 2023

Conch Shell Bay fisherman pleads guilty to possession of 62 conchs during the closed season

Posted: Friday, November 3, 2023. 9:51 pm CST. By Aaron Humes: Sandhill village resident James Rhaburn, based in the Conch Shell Bay area of Belize City, […]
October 29, 2023

Concerns over too much borrowing dominate debate in Senate on $14 million loan for blue economy project

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2023. 8:47 pm CST. By Aaron Humes: The Opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) has been taking the opportunity to hammer the Government […]
October 20, 2023

Fishers told to stop placing gear near Barrier Reef

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2023. 2:35 pm CST. By Aaron Humes: Effective November 16, the Fisheries Department has announced that it will be enforcing regulations prohibiting […]
October 17, 2023

Belize borrows $14 million to promote sustainable growth in fisheries industry

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2023. 4:01 pm CST. By Aaron Humes: Amid renewed complaints by the Opposition of more borrowing, the Government passed a motion to […]
October 8, 2023

Two fishermen charged and handed hefty fines for illegal harvesting of conch from Turneffe Atoll Reserve

Posted: Sunday, October 8, 2023. 3:44 pm CST. By Aaron Humes: A pair of fishermen were assessed heavy fines after being caught in a special zone […]
October 6, 2023

Territorial Volunteers recover gill net with stuck lobster, stingray

Posted: Friday, October 6, 2023. 4:46 pm CST. By Aaron Humes: Despite making nice with Government officials this week, the Belize Territorial Volunteers (BTV) are not […]
September 11, 2023

An antibiotic for the reef: how Belize’s Barrier Reef is being treated against the spread of stony coral tissue loss disease (Part one of two)

Posted: Monday, September 11, 2023. 3:40 pm CST. Part 1: Challenge for the Blue Economy By Aaron Humes: In 2019, scientists detected small white lesions on […]