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Closure of the Shark Fishing Season

The Belize Fisheries Department informs the public that in accordance with the Fisheries Regulations (Chapter 210’s, Revised Edition 2003) and Statutory Instrument 78 of 2011, the shark fishing season is closed from 1st August to 31st October of any year.

The public is advised to comply with the stipulated Fisheries Regulation below:

1)No person shall take, buy, sell, possess, or export shark meat or fins during the period 1st August to 31st October in any year.

The department hereby makes a special appeal to fishers and the public, to uphold the Fisheries Regulations and urges all responsible citizens to call the Department at 224-4552 /203-2623 to report any infractions. The Department can also be reached by e-mail at The public is assured that all information communicated to the Fisheries Department will be treated with the strictest of confidence.

For any further information, kindly contact the Fisheries Department at 224-4552 or 223-2623.

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