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Commercial Fisher Folk License Renewal 2019

The Belize Fisheries Department hereby informs the public that it will commence the renewal of fisher folk licenses on January 3rd 2019. A grace period for renewals will be in place until January 31st, 2019.

Fishers are advised to bring along all pertinent documents upon renewal to facilitate the process.

Licensing will be conducted for San Pedro and Caye Caulker from January 21st – January 25th, 2019 at the Belize Fisheries Department in Belize City.


a) Fishers must submit their ORIGINAL expired fisher folk license.

b) Fishers must present the ORIGINAL AND COPY of their valid Social Security Card, valid Passport or Voters I.D.

c) Each fisher must present a utility bill which must be in the fisher’s name or otherwise authorized from the utility bill holder/landlord and signed and sealed by a Justice of the Peace (JP). If the fisher does not have access to utilities and thus to utility bills then a letter from a JP certifying their address is needed.

d) Fishers must fill and sign a Fisherfolk RENEWAL application form.


Fisherfolk License $25

Vessel License $25


*Naturalized Belizeans must present Nationality documents. *No exceptions will be made for incomplete documentation. * No permits will be issued to minors.

In case of loss of Fisherfolk and/or Vessel license, the fisher must present the receipt issued by the Police Department or the report stating the loss of the license (Fisher Folk and/or Vessel license).

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