The Belize Fisheries Department informs the public that in accordance with the Fisheries Regulation Statutory Instrument No.55 of 1993, the closure of Hicatee (Dermatemys mawii) season is from May 1st to May 31st, 2022.

The public is advised to comply with the regulation.

1) No person shall take, buy, sell or possess, Hicatee during the period 1st May to 31st May 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 $2000.

The Department hereby makes a special appeal 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.