Saturday, May 25, 2024

Beverly Wade

Belize Network of NGOs calls on the GOB to modernize fisheries legislation

The Belize Network of NGOs (BNN) calls on the Government of Belize (GOB) through the Ministry of Fisheries, Forestry and the Environment, and the Ministry of National Security to address illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities as a matter of national priority. Specifically, to enact the Fisheries Resources Bill by introducing it at the next meeting of the House of Representatives to be passed into law without further delay.

No cure for new coral disease infecting the Belize Barrier Reef System

The health of the Belize Barrier Reef System is becoming more than a priority for the environmentalist community as Belize’s reef is under attack by a disease called ‘Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease.’ The damaging coral disease primarily affects the stony coral species and has killed out large areas of coral in other regions such as Florida USA.

Belize co-champions coral reef action for Commonwealth Blue Charter

Belize is one of 12 countries which has stepped forward to lead nine ‘action groups’ under the Blue Charter – a commitment made by the 53 Commonwealth member states to work together to solve ocean-related problems.

New Board of Trustees appointed for Hol Chan Marine Reserve

A new Board of Trustees for the Hol Chan Marine Reserve was appointed by the Honorable Gaspar Vega.

Unsustainable Shark Fishing is killing the Belize Marine Ecosystem

The marine conservation community is in an outrage over the recent report of the gill net and long line fishing of sharks occurring near the Lighthouse Reef Atoll.

Fisheries Department to implement Managed Access Program

Belize’s marine resources are some of the country’s best assets, but they have faced several challenges over the years. An income-producing activity that uses...

Celebrated Hol Chan Reserve Expansion Yet to Happen

The cold cool beers flowed and a full buffet beckoned as the expansion of Hol Chan Marine Reserve was launched just days before a...

Monumental expansion of Hol Chan Marine Reserve is official

The Hol Chan Marine Reserve located between Caye Caulker and San Pedro Town has increased in size following the launching of the expansion of...