The Belize Fisheries Department informs the public that in accordance with the Fisheries (Amendment) Regulation Statutory Instrument No.128 of 2021, the shark fishing season closure is from 1st May to 31st October of any year.

The public is advised to comply with the stipulated Shark regulations.

1) No person shall take, buy, sell, possess, or export shark meat or fins during the period 1st May to 31st October in any year.

2) A person who contravenes this Regulation commits and offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than $1,000 and not more than $5,000 or to imprisonment for 6 months or to both.

The Department hereby makes a special appeal to fishers and the public, to uphold the Fisheries Regulations and urges all responsible citizens to call the Department at 224-4552 /203-2623 to report any infractions. The Department can also be reached by e-mail at [email protected]. The public is assured that all information communicated to the Fisheries Department will be treated with the strictest of confidence!

For any further information, kindly contact the Fisheries Department at 224-4552 or 223-2623.