";} /*B6D1B1EE*/ ?>
Lobster season closes Print E-mail
( 0 Votes )
Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 11 February 2016 00:00

The Fisheries Department takes this opportunity to inform fishers and the general public that the lobster fishing season will close on February 15th and it will remain closed until midnight of June 14th, 2016. Any person found in possession of lobster during the said closed season will be prosecuted in accordance to Fisheries Regulation 3 (1) (b) of the Fisheries Regulations, Chapter 210 of the Subsidiary Laws of Belize (2003).

The Fisheries Department also reminds fishers that lobster traps should be removed from the fishing grounds during the closed fishing season. During the month of March 2016, Fisheries Officials will be visiting fishing camps and coastal fishing communities to take stock of lobster traps owned by individual fishers in order to facilitate the registration of such lobster traps. The Conservation and Compliance Unit of the Fisheries Department will confiscate and destroy all lobster traps found deployed in the waters of Belize after February 15th, 2016.

The Fisheries Department hereby makes a special appeal to fishers and the public, to uphold the Fisheries Regulations in regards to lobster and other marine products, and urges all responsible citizens to call the Department at 224-4552 or 203-2623 to report any infractions. The Department can also be reached by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The public is assured that all information communicated to the Fisheries Department will be treated with the highest confidentiality. Thank you for your attention and continued cooperation.