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SERVICES
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BELIZE FLATS FISHERY ASSOC. CURRENT ISSUES ADDRESSED

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Habitat Conservation and Protection

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Professionalism and expertise of guides and flats community

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Safeguard life of fishing guides

The sustainability of flats fishery depends on healthy habitats, fish populations, actions taken by guides and flats community, and measures the fishery remains in optimal conditions. It is important that a united guide and flats community voices concerns and represent their interests in the decision-making process at local, regional and international levels to ensure long-term conservation of coastal recreational fisheries. 

Increasing the capacities of guides and the wider flats community is important for greater stewardship, advocacy, and professionalism. Involvement in programs that would improve skills, knowledge, education, conservation, and science activities important for a sustainable fishery and tourism industry such as the flats fishery.

Developing and implementing mechanisms and programs for safeguarding the life of fishing guides is important. For this reason guidelines on best practices at sea, code of conduct for responsible fisheries and insurance plans are necessary to protect and safeguard guides from unpredictable life occurrences during their daily harsh and risky life at sea.

OUR WORK

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A PASSION FOR FISHING, CONSERVATION & ADVOCACY

PROTECT BELIZE'S FISHERY

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Our Mission

The Belize Flats Fishery Association (BFFA) Association is a non-profit organization of professional flats fishing guides and stakeholders dedicated to work for a sustainable fishery through wise management practices and healthy habitats, while recognizing the importance of the flats fishery to the economy and cultural heritage of Belize.

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"Establish a strong voice and stand as one to protect and preserve flats habitats for future generations."

Chris Leeman

"As users we need to be informed as to why we need to protect seagrass, mangroves and coral reefs and from there take action and press the government for better decisions."

Omar Arceo

"Rivers, lagoons and creeks are important habitats for tarpon and snook but have a direct impact from urban areas."

Mike Heusner

"Ensure violators of the environment pay fines and stop illegalities in protected areas."

Mike Alamilla

"The flats sector is a pioneer of sustainability that supports livelihoods and the country's economy."

Dennis Garbutt

"Beach traps capture permit, tarpon and bonefish and are kept too long in those traps until they are released...this affects us guides"

Gil Acosta

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