CANCELLATION OF THE REGIONAL OFFSHORE SEISMIC SURVEY

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

The Ministry of Economic Development and Petroleum would like to reconfirm to the general public that the regional offshore seismic survey has been cancelled.sesmic-survey-in-belizean-waters-3

The survey was suspended on October 20, 2016 and was subsequently canceled later on the same day. The seismic vessel Seabird Northern Explorer departed Belize on October 21, 2016. This survey will not take place.

Public consultations on the seismic survey, as initially proposed, will not be conducted. If, in the future, such an opportunity were to arise, the Ministry will continue to ensure that all legal requirements are followed and that the appropriate levels of consultations are held with stakeholders.

The Ministry of Economic Development and Petroleum, through the Geology and Petroleum Department, will continue to ensure that the petroleum sector is developed in a responsible and environmentally conscious manner which can contribute to the sustainable development of Belize.

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