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B.N.N. Concerned Over Community’s Response to Beach Erosion

Dr. Kay says the B.N.N. empathizes with the residents of Placencia, Seine Bight and Monkey River who channeled their efforts and resources to take physical action to the crisis. But, [...]

Consultation on Fisheries Amendment Yields Compromises

Minister of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation, Andre Perez has been meeting with fishing communities across the country to hear their concerns on the new Fisheries Act amendment which seeks [...]

Minister Perez to Meet with Sartaneja Community on Friday

Minister Perez is scheduled to meet with residents in Sarteneja Village on Friday. When he was asked if he is confident that he will get the buy-in of Sarteneja residents, [...]

Fishermen Protest New Regulations in Northern Belize

Last week, the Fisheries Department announced new requirements for fisher folk who are harvesting conch and lobster.  The size of their catch increases by half inch for both products.  This [...]

Data-Driven Solutions for Coastal Erosion in Southern Belize

For years, Hopkins and Dangriga have been plagued by severe coastal erosion and an unsightly accumulation of sargassum on its shores. It is only getting worse. The National Climate Change [...]

Groundbreaking Held in Goff’s Caye for New

The Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute, under the Ministry of the Blue Economy, and in partnership with the Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing, broke ground for infrastructural upgrades. [...]

San Pedro Businesses Pledge Financial Support to Remove Sargassum

The joint effort in San Pedro to quickly collect and remove tons of rotting sargassum from its shoreline will include the involvement of government, the town council, and the business [...]

San Pedro Needs Beach Rake

While the San Pedro community is taking care of its sargassum issues, it still needs all the help it can get. Notwithstanding its location on Ambergris Caye, the entire island [...]

Global Climate Fund Stakeholders Workshop

Climate change has become a buzz word for Small Island Developing States like Belize. The effects of climate change are visible along Belize’s coast where many communities are experiencing firsthand [...]

G.C.F. Grants$900,000 to Address Climate Change Coastal Impacts

A ‘G.C.F.’ grant fund for nine hundred thousand dollars was also launched at today’s workshop. The grant fund is being directed towards identifying and finding solution to the effects of [...]

San Pedro Town Council Discusses Ways of Dealing with Sargassum

The years-old seasonal invasion of the sea grass known as sargassum had made itself scarce for the last couple years, but this year, it has once again shown up along [...]

More Options to Address Sargassum Problem Discussed

In order to export sargassum as a raw material to convert into firewood, collecting the sea grass is another key aspect of its overall management. Today, Minister of the Blue [...]

Ministry of Blue Economy Meets with Stakeholders about South Silk Caye Reclamation

Over the weekend, Stann Creek West Area Representative Rodwell Ferguson met with concerned residents from Placencia and neighbouring villages about the erosion situation out at Silk Caye. He promised that [...]

A Task Force Established to Deal with South Silt Caye Degradation

A task force has been established to include stakeholders from the ministries of Blue Economy and Sustainable Development and Climate Change to look at best practices to put in place [...]

Blue Economy Ministry to Assess Erosion in Monkey River Village

Also in attendance was the chairman of Monkey River Village, Leonardo Castro.  Earlier this year, we shared with you the reality on the ground where the small village is battling [...]

Amendment to Fisheries Regulations Causes Stir among Fisher-folks

The Department of Fisheries has updated the Fisheries Regulations ahead of the 2022 season, and a community of fishermen is not happy about the changes. Those amendments which took effect [...]

Department of Fisheries Says Fisher-folks were Consulted on Amendments

Fisher-folks contend that the Department of Fisheries has not provided proper consultations on the changes. These fisher-folks are now requesting a meeting with the Minister of Blue Economy, to ventilate [...]

C.B.D. Hold Fifty Second Annual Meeting in Turks and Caicos

The Turks and Caicos Islands are hosting the Fifty-Second Annual Meeting of the Caribbean Development Bank, of which Belize is a borrowing member. The meeting is described as the single [...]

C.D.B.’s Annual Meeting to Address Climate and Resilience Issues Across the Region

At the top of the agenda for this year’s meeting are climate change and sustainability. Dr. Hyginus Leon, President of the Caribbean Development Bank, explained the importance of measurement in [...]

MarAlliance, Fifteen Years of Rehabilitating the Shark Population in Belize

They are considered ferocious predators and are often depicted as just that in films. But, to MarAlliance, sharks are the heartbeat of the ocean and, as a result, must be [...]

Rodwell Ferguson Visits Silk Caye

Stann Creek West Area Representative Rodwell Ferguson journeyed to Silk Caye over the weekend at the invitation of Placencia residents who are concerned about the degradation of the island.  Silk [...]

MarAlliance: The Unsung Heroes of Marine Conservation in Belize

MarAlliance has been carrying out research on various shark species for the last fifteen years across the nation’s waters.  Currently, the organization is conducting its studies off Halfmoon Caye, located [...]

Belize Audubon Society Partners With MarAlliance in Marine Conservation

MarAlliance’s shark research is a team effort involving several partner agencies like the Belize Audubon Society. We spoke with Marty Alvarez, the Marine Protected Area Manager at the Belize Audubon [...]

Plant and Animal Imports Require BAHA and Forestry Inspection

Minister Habet says that while both the ministries of Agriculture and Sustainable Development have to conduct separate inspections, in the interest of facilitating someone, both parties could have simply worked [...]

A National Plan to Monitor Mobilizing Resources for Climate Change Agenda

Belize ranks eighth among countries that are most vulnerable to climate change, so, our efforts to be as ready as we can are important, if we are to minimize the [...]