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Permanent Residents No Longer Eligible for Fishing Licenses

Statutory Instrument 81 of 2019 – Amendment of Fisheries Regulations to Remove Eligibility of Permanent Residents for Fishing Licenses

Belmopan. December 6, 2019. The public is advised that via Gazette of Statutory Instrument 81 of 2019, permanent residents are no longer eligible for fishing licenses.

Only applicants who are Belizean, at least 18 years of age, and who provide evidence of residing in Belize for a continuous period of at least six months are eligible. Applicants must present a valid Belizean Passport, or a valid Belizean voter’s identification card or Social Security card accompanied by proof of address or a valid Belizean driver’s license accompanied by a Belizean birth certificate or Belizean nationality certificate.

A copy of the amendment is available in the Gazette or can be requested from the Ministry of Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable Development.

For more information, contact: email: or at Tel:+501-822-0160

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