Belize Approves Catch and Release


The Cabinet of Belize has approved landmark legislation instituting “Catch and Release” status for bonefish, permit and tarpon.  According to the legislation, “these three species may not be possessed by any person or establishment for any purpose save and except in the act of catch and release.”
Additionally, the government has instituted a fishing license with monies earmarked for enforcement of Fisheries Regulations.


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