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Transhipment Authorization


An authorization to tranship applies to fishing vessels wishing to transport marine resources to a carrier vessel. Such transhipments can be conducted between Belize flagged vessels and carrier vessels of various nationalities.

Under the Belize High Seas Fishing Act 2013 and the Monitor, Control and Surveillance Regulation, transshipment at sea is not allowed, unless the transshipment is conducted under the Regional Observer Program of a recognized Regional Fisheries Management Organization with the approval of the BHSFU. Respectively, all other transhipments shall only be carried out at port. Likewise, an authorization must be granted prior to engagement of any such activities.

A fee is applicable for obtainment of said documentation