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  1. Belize - Fishers - Law, Act

    High Seas Fishing Act, 2013 (No. 26 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-11-07 | Date of entry into force: 2013-11-08 | BLZ-2013-L-102680

    AN ACT to make new and improved provisions for the management and control of fishing on the high seas; and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. Repeals the High Seas Fisheries Act, 2003 (No. 3 of 2003).

  2. Belize - Fishers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Fisheries (Nassau Grouper Protection) Regulations, 2009 (S.I. No. 49 of 2009). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-04-01 | BLZ-2009-R-91369

    These Regulations provide for the protection of Epinephelus striatus. They prohibit the taking of such fish in a specified period of each year and prescribe the size of fish that may be caught. They further, among other things, make exemptions for traditional fishing, include in the prohibitions the having in possession and sale of this fish species and prohibit the taking in the waters of Belize, or purchase, sale or having in possession of parrot fish.

  3. Belize - Fishers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Fisheries Regulations 1977 [Consolidated version of S.I. No. 66 of 1977]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2003-10-31 | BLZ-2003-R-91371

    The 124 regulations are divided into 4 Parts: Preliminary (I); General (II); Licensing (III); Processing (IV).
    Part IV is divided into 5 sections: Definitions (I); Quality Assurance Regulations (II); Labelling (III); Construction of and Equipment for Fish Processing Establishments (IV); Operating Requirements (V).
    Part II provides for fish conservation measures such as the restriction of catching of crawfish, bonefish, conch, turtle, coral, the prohibition of the use of certain gear, licences and record keeping for the exportation of fish. The Schedules contain forms for the entry of export duty (1); fish (boats) licences, fisherman's licences, fish exporter's licence (2), certificates of inspection (3), and specify processing requirements (4).

  4. Belize - Fishers - Law, Act

    Fisheries Act (Chapter 210). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2000-12-31 | BLZ-2000-L-91370

    The Act consists of 17 sections: Short title (sect. 1); Interpretation (sect. 2); Application of Act (sect. 3); Appointment of officers (sect. 4); Powers of officers (sect. 5); Prohibition of commercial fishing, etc. without a boat licence (sect. 6); Prohibition of commercial fishing without a personal licence (sect. 7); Prohibition of certain scientific or research operations without a permit (sect. 8); Prohibition of export of fish, etc. without a licence (sect. 9); Offences penalties (sect. 10); Use of poisons or explosives (sect. 11); Inspection, seizure forfeit use of nets (sect. 12); Regulations (sect. 13); Marine reserve (sect. 14); Penalty for breach of regulations (sect. 15); Protection of officers agents from personal liability (sect. 16); Certificate as to identity or species of fish to be admissable (17).
    The Act shall extend to the coastal waters within the fishing limits of Belize. The Minister may, by Order in the Official Gazette, extend the application of this Act to inland waters (sect. 3). Powers of Fishery Officers appointed by the Minister are outlined in section 4.The Minister may, where he considers that extraordinary measures are necessary, by Order published in the Gazette, declare any area within the fishing limits of Belize and as appropriate any adjacent surrounding land, to be a marine reserve to afford special protection to the aquatic flora and fauna of such areas and to protect and preserve the natural breeding grounds and habitats of aquatic life and for other purposes.

  5. Belize - Fishers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Registration of Merchant Ships (Fishing Vessels of 24 meters in Length and Above) (Safety) Regulations (S.I. No. 113 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-11-04 | BLZ-1995-R-77425

    Regulates safety of installations on and construction of fishing vessels as well as safety on board including means of escape, fire fighting and fire protection, life-saving appliances, emergency procedures, musters and drills, first aid, radio installations, radio watches, pilot ladders, navigation equipment, collision regulations, and prevention of pollution regulations.


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