The efforts to ban gillnets in Belize have been ongoing since the late 1990’s. Past efforts have been helpful in educating the public about the need for this ban but it hasn’t gotten over the finish line. Through the Coalition for Sustainable Fisheries, all essential shareholders are now at the table and openly advocating for a total ban of gillnets in Belize. The Coalition brings commercial fisherman —, including gillnetters in favor of a ban — together with past advocates for a ban and new organizations interested in helping.
These videos have been produced by organizations advocating for a gillnet ban. The Coalition for Sustainable Fisheries is currently working on new film projects, public services announcements and updated documentaries to be added to this page. Please take a moment to watch the following videos.