Report | June, 2021
State of Belize Fisheries Report 2020
In Belize, the fishing industry brings in approximately 28 million BZD per year but not all of its benefits have been quantified; fishing also plays an important role in supporting local livelihoods and nutrition.
Oceana’s report provides an overview of fisheries in Belize within the overall context of the economic, political and environmental state of the country. We provide a thorough review of the commercial and subsistence fisheries in Belize and attempt to assess the status of the resource ecologically and economically. Finally, after review of the state of governance and current management structures, we provide recommendations for improving the fisheries of Belize.