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Just in time for Earth Day, the Wildlife Conservation Society of Belize has announced that they are significantly expanding protected ocean areas, also known as “fishery replenishment marine areas.” After bans on oil drilling last year changed the Belize Barrier Reef’s label from “threatened” by UNESCO, we are happy to see further action taken to protect our waters.

The changes won’t effect a visitor’s ability to go fishing, rather it just safeguards our marine life so we can continue fishing and seeing biodiversity in our waters.

Interested in reading more about these new actions by the Belizean government? You can read the full article here. Happy Earth Day!

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