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Precautionary Measures for Preventing and Slowing the Transmission of COVID-19: G.O.B. Declaration of National State of Emergency


In conformity with the national effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic and guided by the declared National State of Emergency and the Ministry of Health advisories, the public is hereby informed that the Fisheries Department’s Offices (Belize City and Punta Gorda) will be closed to the public effective April 02, 2020 until further notice.

Fishermen are informed that fishing activities will be permitted outside of the declared curfew hours (8:00 PM to 5:00 AM). The public is also informed that the marine reserves will be closed to visitation until further notice.

The public is encouraged to submit their queries online via our email addresses for the following services:


The Fisheries Department thanks the public for its understanding and cooperation at this time and continues to encourage everyone to put precautionary measures in place to protect the health and safety of all.  The public can follow our Facebook Page and Website for additional updates.

For further information, please contact:

Belize Fisheries Department

Ministry of Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment & Sustainable Development

Princess Margaret Drive, Belize City

Crime Stoppers Hotline – 922

Email: [email protected]


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