The Belize Fisheries Department hereby reminds the public that it will cease the issuance/renewal of fisher folk and vessel licenses for the year 2017 by April 14th, 2017. Furthermore, fishers are advised that they must be in compliance with the following:

Each vessel captain must comply with the filling of the Catch Log Book on every trip and submit to a fisheries officer out at sea or in Belize City Office;

All vessel captains/owners must comply with the vessel color coding scheme being implemented;

No permits to minors will be issued;

No permits for cooks will be issued (cooks must have a valid fisher folk license)

For additional information please contact the Fisheries Department office at telephone number 224-4552/203-2623 or e-mail: fisheries_department@fisheries.gov.bz