Fisher folk licenses and vessel licenses

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

The Fisheries Department hereby informs the PUBLIC that a grace period will be given up until January 30th 2015 for the renewal of fisher folk licenses and vessel licenses. The renewal of fisher folk licenses for 2015 began on December 01st 2014 at the Belize Fisheries Department, Belize City office. Licensing in the fishing communities will commence on January 19th 2014. The following are the scheduled dates for licensing in the fishing communities:Fishing Licensing Dates and Locations

Applicants are advised that they must present the following documents when applying:
1.FISHERFOLK LICENSE REQUIREMENTS NEW ENTRANTS BELIZEAN
(a) Applicant must be 18 years or older and
(b) Present a valid Social Security Card or
(c) Voters Identification Card along with a Birth Certificate or
(d) Valid Passport
NATURALIZED BELIZEAN
(a) Applicant must be 18 years or older and
(b) Present Nationality Certificate and valid Social Security Card
or
(c) Valid Passport
PERMANENT RESIDENT
(a) Applicant must be 18 years or older and
(b) Present Residence Stamp on valid Passport and
(c) Present a valid Social Security Card
In addition to the aforementioned requirements ALL applicants must pay the required fees and present the following information:
(a) *Proof of residency (Copy of one recent (3 months) utility bill: Electricity, Water or Telephone) and
(b) **Proof of sale in Belize (Receipts of sale of fishery products
from fishermen cooperative, restaurant, hotel, etc.)
Note: *If no utility bill is available then the applicant is required to present the last three (3) months rental receipt and, an affidavit or letter from the landlord stating that the applicant is residing at his/her residence for the last three (3) months and this must be signed by a Justice of the Peace.
**If the receipt is not in the name of the applicant, the person whose name appears on the receipt should authorize the applicant, in writing, to use the bill.
2. ALL RENEWALS RENEWALS ONLY
(a) Fishers must submit all their last expired fisher folk/ vessel license
(b)Fill Fisher folk renewal application form
(c) Compliance with daily catch log (for Port Honduras Marine Reserve and Glover’s Reef Marine Reserve Managed Access license renewals)
(d)Fill out socioeconomic form (for Port Honduras Marine Reserve and Glover’s Reef Marine Reserve Managed Access license renewals)
3.BOAT LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
(a) Owner or master of the vessel must PRESENT a valid commercial
fisher folk license.
(b) Vessel must PRESENT a valid Sea Worthy Certificate issued by
the Belize Port Authority
4.CARD REPLACEMENT
The fisher must present the receipt issued by the Police Department or the report stating the loss of the license (Fisher folk or Boat License).

PRICE
Fisher folk License (new & renewal)- $25
Vessel License over 20’- $25

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