Sea Cucumber Season to Close

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Press Release
Sea-Cucumber-1The Belize Fisheries Department hereby informs all fisheries and the General Public that in accordance with Statutory Instrument No. 67 of 2009, Senator, the Honorable Lisel Alamilla – Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Sustainable Development – declares that no person shall take, buy, sell or have in possession, export or attempt to export any sea cucumber after June 30th, 2014. Any person found in possession of sea cucumber after this date will be charged and prosecuted in a Court of Law in accordance to the Fisheries Regulations.
The cooperation of the Fishing Community and the Public is greatly appreciated to ensure the sustainable use and conservation of this important fishery resource. For additional information please feel free to contact the Fisheries Department at telephone numbers: 224-4552 / 203-2986 or Email:[email protected] .

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