Strengthened Fisheries Governance and Management Effectiveness in the Belize’s Blue Space

Component 1:

Belize Fisheries Department

Project: 

Establish the enabling environment for the development of a Marine Spatial Plan through strengthened governance, improved management and enhanced monitoring of Belize’s coastal and marine resources

Location: 

Belize Barrier Reef System

BFSF Funds ($BZD): 

$3,040,000.00

Time Frame: 

April 2023 – November 2025

Goal:

To ensure the successful and timely delivery of the timebound Milestones and conservation commitment for the Government of Belize with a focus on establishing the enabling environment for the development of a Marine Spatial Plan through strengthened governance, improved management, and enhanced enforcement of Belize’s coastal and marine resources.

Objective 1:

To enable the sustainable use of Belize’s blue space through strengthened governance and management regimes that foster sustainable and economic expansion.

Expected Outputs:

  1. Increased Biodiversity Protection Zones
  2. Manage Access Program Evaluated
  3. Strengthened Fisheries Governance and MPA management