Victory | November 5, 2020
Belize Bans Possession and Use of Gillnets in Belizean Waters
In a landmark decision to protect livelihoods and strengthen marine conservation, the Government of Belize passed the Statutory Instrument 158 of 2020 titled Fisheries Resources (Gill Net Prohibition) Regulations 2020. This legislation bans the possession and use of gillnets in Belize’s marine territorial seas, Exclusive Economic Zone and internal waters. This legislation also rendered all gillnet licenses invalid.