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April 2, 2013

Hol Chan Marine Reserve Holds Commercial Species Management Workshop


Commercial Species Management Workshop

Marine Reserves (MPAs) in Belize are used as a fishery management tool.  All MPAs in Belize are zoned to include areas of “no-take” as well as areas of general use that is open to commercial activity.  The Hol Chan Marine Reserve is no exception to this. Since the reserve designation in 1987, commercial fishers were recognized as important stakeholders, and their traditional fishing rights were recognized.  Continue reading “Hol Chan Marine Reserve Holds Commercial Species Management Workshop”

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Belizean women, 16 recognized for contribution to society


Belizean women, 16 recognized for contribution to society

 

Cynthia Williams

The culmination of a month-long series of activities in commemoration of Women’s Month was held on Wednesday night with an honors ceremony in recognition of nineteen outstanding Belizean women.  Continue reading “Belizean women, 16 recognized for contribution to society”

Standard for Public Comments: Code of Practice for Organically Produced Foods


The Belize Bureau of Standards (BBS) wishes to notify the relevant stakeholders and the general public that the standard “Code of Practice for Organically Produced Foods” is being developed by the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ). The draft standard “Code of Practice for Organically Produced Foods” Draft Regional COP for Organic Food – March 25 2013 is out for public comments and inputs into its technical contents. Stakeholders are asked to note, on approval of the standard by COTED, the BBS will adopt the same as a national standard.

The deadline for submission of comments to the Bureau of Standards is May 22nd, 2013. The standard is also available on request from the BBS office. Comments (Comment Template: Member States comments templatee-organically produced foods – 20130325 (2)) can be mailed to the BBS Office or email at bbs@btl.net or stds.officer@bbs.gov.bz.

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