On December 1, 2010 The Coastal Zone Management Authority & Institute Today launched their new highly interactive website that marks a milestone in the life of the CZMA. With great vision and guidance, the new management team at the CZMA has launched this ambitious project to increase access to coastal and marine related information as well as ease in the collection and distribution of Sport Fishing Licenses and other services provided by the CZMA. These services include Conference and Logistic Services and our Coastal and Marine Resource Library and Information Center.
The new website now allows you to buy fishing license Online! Click HERE to find out more.
The Coastal Zone Management Authority To Collect Sport Fishing License Fees.
Belize City, Belize, September 26, 2009 — With the passage of the new Sport Fishing regulations into law, the Coastal Zone Management Authority (CZMA) has been given the mandate to issue Sport Fishing licenses and collect Sport Fishing license fees. The new CZMA and new Fisheries legislation that was also signed has brought about the protection of the three main sport fishing species: Bonefish, Tarpon and Permit. These fish are for catch and release only purposes only.
Anglers wishing to go Sport Fishing will now have to first get a license from the CZMA. The new regulations will be enforced by the relevant enforcement authorities.
The CZMAI has looked into the most efficient and widely accessible way of enabling anglers to purchasing a license with the help from many of the stakeholders involved. Many suggestions and recommendations have been given to the Authority by these stakeholders. These recommendations will be thoroughly analyzed and where possible be incorporated into a new management plan.
The CZMAI is committed to working closely with all stakeholders to allow for the smooth implementation of the new regulations.