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Circulars & Notices

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CIRCULARS AND NOTICES

Circulars and Notices are used to promulgate polices and national requirements for fishing vessels in respect to safety and compliance with fishing regulations and other related matters not otherwise specifically addressed by the High Seas Fishing Act, 2013 and its subsidiary regulations.

Circular and Notices setting out mandatory requirements shall be construed to have the same effect and applicability of rules and policies promulgated under the provisions of the High Seas Fishing Act. Each Circular and Notice is applicable to Belize flagged vessels engaged in fishing and fishing related activities.

Circular/Notice ID NumberDate of CircularSubject
NOTICE #003September 9, 2014NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL FROM THE IOTC AREA
FVC-005-2010June 17, 2014GUIDELINES FOR VESSELS WHICH CARRY OUT TRANSSHIPMENT ACTIVITIES
Notice-002-2014April 1, 2014NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL FROM THE WCPFC AREA
CIRCULAR #005April 1, 2014VESSELS UNDER LAID UP STATUS
April 1, 2014LICENSE REQUIREMENTS FOR REEFER VESSELS
CIRCULAR #003March 14, 2014CONSERVATION OF ATLANTO-SCANDIAN HERRING STOCK
CIRCULAR #002March 7, 2014CONSERVATION OF CETACEANS
CIRCULAR #001March 6, 2014ISSUANCE OF CIRCULARS (supersedes FV-006/2011)
Notice 006-2013April 18, 2013PROCESSING OF DOCUMENT
Notice 004-2013March 30, 2013EXTENDED DATE FOR THE PURCHASE OF NEW VMS
Notice 005-2013March 30, 2013AT-SEA TRANSSHIPMENT
FVC-2013-05February 9, 2013OWNERSHIP VERIFICATION FOR FISHING VESSELS
FVC-2013-04February 4, 2013ISSUANCE OF FISHING LICENSE TO VESSELS WHICH OPERATE IN THE EEZ OF OTHER STATES
FVC-2013-02January 28, 2013BYCATCHES AND DISCARDS
FVC-2013-03January 28, 2013HARVESTING OF BLUE AND WHITE MARLIN/SPEARFISH IN THE ICCAT CONVENTION AREA
FVC-2013-01January 23, 2013REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR TRANSSHIPMENT VESSELS
Notice 003-2013January 18, 2013NEW BILLING METHOD FOR INTERNAL CATCH CONTRIBUTIONS
Notice 001-2013January 14, 2013AREA/TIME CLOSURE IN RELATION TO THE PROTECTION OF JUVINILES
Notice 002-2013January 14, 2013CLOSURE PERIOD IN THE IOTC AREA
FVC-2012-07December 14, 2012ELECTRONIC CATCH AND EFFORT REPORTING SOFTWARE AND UPGRADE OF VESSEL MONITORING SYSTEM
FVC-2012-06December 14, 2012NEW ADMINISTRATION FEE FOR TRANSSHIPMENT/TRANSPORT AND BUNKER VESSELS
FVC-2012-05September 24, 2012INCIDENTAL BYCATCH OF SEABIRDS IN LONGLINE FISHERIES
FVC-2012-03July 4, 2012CONSERVATION OF SILKY SHARKS IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN
FVC-2012-04July 4, 2012ALLOCATION OF QUOTAS
FVC-2012-02May 5, 2012GUIDLELINES FOR VESSELS WHICH OPERATE IN THE EEZ OF OTHER COUNTRIES
FVC-12-01March 28, 2012GUIDELINES FOR VESSL WHICH ENGAGE IN TRANSSHIPMENT ACTIVITIES
FVC-011-2011July 22, 2011GUIDELINES FOR VESSELS WHICH ENGAGE IN TRANSSHIPMENT ACTIVITIES
FVC-010-2011July 22, 2011CONSERVATION OF HAMMERHEAD SHARKS
FVC-009-2011July 22, 2011CONSERVATION OF OCEANIC WHITETIP SHARKS
FVC-008-2011April 18, 2011FISHING ON DATA BUOYS
FVC-007-2011April 4, 2011FISHING LOG BOOK SYSTEM
FVC-006-2011April 2, 2011ISSUANCE OF BELIZE HIGH SEAS FISHING VESSEL NOTICES
Notice-006-2011March 28, 2011FISHERIES LOGBOOK SYSTEM
Notice-005-2011March 18, 2011INTERUPTED VMS SIGNAL
Notice-004-2011March 15, 2011FISHING VESSELS ENGAGED IN IUU FISHING
Notice-003-2011March 1, 2011VMS UPGRADE
Notice-002-2011January 31, 2011OWNERSHIP VERIFICATION FOR FISHING VESSELS
Notice-001-2011January 11, 2011LIMITATIONS AND CAPACITIES IN THE RFMOS WHERE BELIZE FLAGGED VESSELS OPERATE
Notice-004-2010December 15, 2010CLOSURE PERIOD IN THE IOTC AREA
Notice-005-2010December 15, 2010VARIOUS
Notice-003-2010September 1, 2010REDUCING INCIDENTAL BYCATCH OF SEABIRDS IN LONGLINE FISHERIES IN THE IOTC AREA
Notice-002-2010June 15, 2010CONSERVATION OF THRESHER SHARKS CAUGHT IN ASSOCIATION WITH FISHERIES IN THE IOTC AREA OF COMPETENCE
Notice-001-2010April 1, 2010IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW IUU REGULATION
FVC-004-2010February 15, 2010CONSERVATION OF SHARKS CAUGHT IN ASSOCIATION WITH FISHERIES MANAGED BY RFMOS
FVC-003-2010February 15, 2010LARGE SCALE PELAGIC DRIFTNETS
FVC-002-2010February 15, 2010PROVISION OF PHYSICAL ADDRESS OF BONA-FIDE OWNERS AND OPERATORS OF FISHING VESSELS AND OTHER VESSELS ENGAGED IN FISHING RELATED ACTIVITIES
FVC-001-2010February 15, 2010CONSERVATION OF SHARKS CAUGHT IN ASSOCIATION WITH FISHERIES MANAGED BY RFMOS