Net Loss or Net Gain? Gillnet Use in Belizean Waters

The sustainable use and management of Belize’s marine resources is a constant challenge. Since 2013, Belizean conservation groups have been highlighting concerns about the sustainability of gillnet use in Belizean waters both legally and illegally and have called for a phase out and ban of the use of this particular fishing gear.

There is however limited information on the status of gillnet use, gillnet fishers and the environmental and economic impact gillnets are having.

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