July 05, 2011

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Rene Montero and Jerome Thomas, Regional Director for the Food and Agriculture Organization in Jamaica signed two documents yesterday. The country programming framework for Belize 2011 to 2015 for the FAO document provides the framework in which the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations will finance developmental programmes in Belize up until 2015. These areas include sustainable agriculture, fisheries, forestry and rural development policies; innovations for food and nutrition security; national agriculture health, food safety and quality standards and climate change adaptation and risk reduction. The second document is the statutory instrument for the fisheries regulation. It covers the prohibition of nets to take hicatee from freshwater bodies, prohibitions relating to gillnets in freshwater bodies, prohibition of other nets, prohibition relating to whelks and a period during which shark fishing is prohibited

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