Closing of the Lobster Season

Friday, February 7th, 2014

The Belize Fisheries Department would like to take this opportunity to inform the general public that the lobster season will close effective February 15th and it will remain closed until midnight of June 14th. As a reminder, please note that failure to comply with the closed season will result in prosecution in court under Regulation 3 (1) (b) of the Fisheries Regulations, Chapter 210 of the Subsidiary Laws of Belize R.E. 2003.
25 Lobster Fishing-4The Department also takes this opportunity to remind fishers that lobster traps should be removed from the fishing grounds during the closed season. The Enforcement Unit will be vigilant in ensuring compliance with the removal of lobster traps that are found deployed after February 15.
The Department hereby makes a special appeal to fishers and the public, to uphold the Fisheries Regulations in regards to lobster and other marine products, and urges all responsible citizens to call the Department at 224-4552/203-2623 to report any infractions.

2013 Lobsterfest Block Party-16The Department can also be reached at e-mail: [email protected] or [email protected] The public is assured that all information communicated to the Fisheries Department will be treated with the strictest of confidence!

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