2. Love seafood? Know the seasons!
Belize is a haven for seafood lovers. The surrounding waters are home to yellowfish tuna, conch shells, lobsters, shrimp and lots of other tasty fish. With increasing tourism and the aim of the hosts to provide the best of the best, local fishing regulations are often mistreated. Since over-fishing has become a problem, strict regulations are in place to help marine life recover. Disregarding the rules is not only harmful to the environment but imposes severe risks on fishermen as punishments are imposed strictly. Check out the overview below to know which seafood can be enjoyed without a guilty conscience.
Do not eat:
Conch shells from July 1st to September 30th
Lobster between February 15th to June 14th
Nassau Grouper from December 1st to March 31st
Wild Shrimp from July 14 – March 14
By the way: we have seen a lot of tourists, and often even kids spearfishing parrotfish. This is not just wholly senseless and cruel but also forbidden.