Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Sargassum Task Force

Record-breaking increase in Sargassum biomass reported in April; large amounts headed our way

Places like Ambergris Caye are experiencing massive beaching of the brown seaweed, posing a challenge to local authorities and threatening tourism. According to an April 30th report from the University of South Florida Optical Oceanography Laboratory, the overall sargassum amount has increased significantly over the Caribbean region setting a new record for April.


The Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) celebrated its 34th Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 5th December 2019 at the Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina.

Sargassum Task Force continues to combat national disaster

Over the past ten months, the Sargassum Task Force (STF), a public-private committee, has been working diligently to strategize mitigation and adaptation measures to address the impact of Sargassum on the top four impacted tourist destinations, which includes San Pedro Town, Caye Caulker, Hopkins and Placencia Village.

Ambergris Caye and the region once again threatened by Sargassum bloom

Several Caribbean nations, south-east Mexico and Belize are seriously affected by hundreds of tons of the algae, which continues to arrive in large mats day by day. On Ambergris Caye, one of the areas frequented by tourist is the Boca del Rio strip and has become inundated with Sargassum making it unattractive and affecting all business establishments located on this stretch of beach.