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Sea Cucumber season closes for 2017

Sea Cucumber season closes for 2017

Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017. 9: 30 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff:The Belize Fisheries Department issued a press release today informing that in accordance with Section 11 of Statutory Instrument…

Managed access of fisheries launched countrywide

Managed access of fisheries launched countrywide

Posted: June 13, 2016. 10:34 a.m. CST. By Aaron Humes: Belize’s fishermen and others who enjoy the marine bounty are being asked to be more careful about their usage as…

Copper Bank fishermen guilty of fisheries offenses

Copper Bank fishermen guilty of fisheries offenses

Posted: February 2, 2016. 6:20 p.m. CST. By Aaron Humes: Tonight 3 of 5 fishermen busted with over 600 uncleaned but market processed undersized conch must find over $15,000 in cash…

Conservation organizations to promote sustainable fishing

Conservation organizations to promote sustainable fishing

Posted: January 26, 2016. 6:39 p.m. CST. By Aaron Humes: Seafood is a major source of income for Belizeans, from those who catch it to those who cook and sell…

Fisheries holds consultation with fishermen

Fisheries holds consultation with fishermen

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015. BMG: The Belize Fisheries Department is inviting fishermen that use Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve and South Water Caye Marine Reserve to attend a community consultation, where…

Shrimp Industry loses $30 million

Shrimp Industry loses $30 million

Tuesday, November 17, 2015.  Chrisbert Garcia Reporting: Although it hadn’t gotten the media’s attention until just a few days ago, a colossal loss has been suffered by the shrimp industry…

Fisheries closed until Friday

Fisheries closed until Friday

Monday, November 2nd, 2015. BMG: A release from the Belize Fisheries Department advises that the issuance of permits and licenses will resume on Friday November 6th, as its licensing section…

Conch season opens

Conch season opens

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015. BMG: Fishing season for the Queen Conch opens tomorrow, Thursday, October 1. It remains open until June 30, 2016 or the national catch quota is realized.…

Fisherman fined for out of season conch

Fisherman fined for out of season conch

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: The conch season is currently closed and a fisher man whose pregnant wife wanted the popular sea food finds himself poorer as a…

Caribbean Fisherfolk Day celebrated with awards and documentaries

Caribbean Fisherfolk Day celebrated with awards and documentaries

Monday, June 29, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: Belize is celebrating Caribbean Fisherfolk Day in honor of the men and women who farm the seas for a favorite delicacy of the…

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