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  • International Merchant Marine Registry of Belize (IMMARBE):  The Internatinal Merchant Registry of Belize (IMMARBE) is under the Ministry of Finance, with its Head Office located in Belize City. The Registration of Merchant Ships Act, 2010 governs the merchant fleet.

International Merchant Marine Registry (IMMARBE)
Marina Towers, Suite 204, Newtown Barracks, Belize City, Belize C.A. Email: immarbe@btl.net

  • Belize Tourism Board:  The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is the legislated body designed to govern, enhance and promote the Belize tourism product. Email: info@belizetourismboard.org

 

  • Belize Coast Guard: The Belize Coast Guard Service was originally established as a part of Belize Defence Force. established in November 2005 with the assistance of the United States Coast Guard. It became an independent branch of the Belizean military in November 2005.
    Email: coastguard@bncg.gov.bz

 

  • National Emergency Management Organisation (NEM): in cooperation with the respective Emergency Management Committees, and all Public and Private agencies, is established to preserve life and property throughout the country of Belize in the event of an emergency, threatened or real, and to mitigate the impact on the country and its people.
    Email: nemohqbmp@nemo.org.bz

 

  • Belize Defence Force: the military force of Belize, is responsible for protecting the sovereignty of the country. The BDF is under the Ministry of Defence, which is currently headed by Hon. John Saldivar. Website: www.bdf.mil.bz

 

  • Belize Fisheries Department: The Fisheries Department under the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, The Environment and Sustainable Development is headed by the Fisheries Administrator and assisted by several technical staff to carry out its functions.  The Department is responsible for conservation and sustainable use of fishery resources, registration and licenses, fisheries research, education, liaising with fishing cooperatives, management of marine reserves, fisheries law enforcement, export and research permits. Email: fisheries_department@fisheries.gov.bz

 

  • Customs and Excise Department: The role of the Belize Customs and Excise Department is to develop and implement an integrated set of policies and procedures that ensure increased safety and security, as well as developing the necessary platform to promote effective trade facilitation and revenue collection.It is the view of this customs administration that legitimate international trade is an essential driver for economic prosperity. Email: cusnet@btl.net

 

  • Immigration & Nationality Department:

    Facilitate, within the laws of Belize, the travel of nationals and visitors; deter illegal migration; manage the residence and citizenship process, thereby contributing to the sustainable development of Belize. Email:belize.info@ins.gov.bz

  • Department of Environment:  The Department of the Environment’s mission is to ensure that Belize’s development is sound through effective environmental management for present and future generations. Website: http://www.doe.gov.bz

 

  • Coastal Zone Management Authority Institute:  The coastal zone of Belize is a complex system comprised of the barrier reef, the three offshore atolls, hundreds of patch reefs, extensive seagrass beds, mangrove forests, and over 1,000 cayes. This area is home to several endangered species such as the West Indian manatee, American crocodile, marine turtles and several birds. It is a very dynamic region where land and sea meet, resulting in highly productive natural processes. The CZMAI is responsible for developing policies, which effectively monitor and manage the Coastal Zone Region.  Website: https://www.coastalzonebelize.org/about-czmai-2
  • Belize Agricultural & Health Authority (BAHA): To be a trusted and respected agricultural health authority that inspires confidence in the safety, wholesomeness and health of Belize’s agriculture, fisheries and food products.  Website: https://baha.org.bz/

 

  • Belize Audubon Society

The Belize Audubon Society is a national conservation leader and development partner that inspires people to live in harmony with and benefit from the environment.E-mail: base@btl.net

Regional Links

  • International Maritime Organization (IMO)

The International Maritime Organization is the United Nations’ specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships.

IMO measures cover all aspects of international shipping – including ship design, construction, equipment, manning, operation and disposal – to ensure that this vital sector for remains safe, environmentally sound, energy efficient and secure.

International Maritime Organization
4, Albert Embankment
London, SE1 7SR
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7735 7611
Fax: +44 (0)20 7587 3210
Email: info@imo.org

 

  • Caribbean Memorandum of Undestanding (CMOU)

The CMOU regime strives to maintain a watchful eye throughout the region to ensure that shipping is conducted in a safe, secure and environmentally friendly manner. There are many challenges which must be met, and the CMOU remains committed to the task. We join with our partners in the global industry as we pursue our mission to “eliminate the operation of sub-standard ships in the region through a harmonize system of port state control.

Caribbean MOU
The Office Centre Building
2nd Floor,
12 Ocean Boulevard, Kingston
Jamaica W.I.
Tel: (876) 967-1077
Fax: (876) 922-576
Email: caribmou@caribbeanmou.org

 

  • Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP)

The Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the Organization of the American States (OAS) has as its objective to serve as a permanent Inter-American forum of the Member States of the Organization, for the strengthening of hemispheric cooperation in the area of port sector development, with the active cooperation and collaboration of the private sector.

Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP)
1889 “F” St N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006
Tel: (202)458 6286
Fax: (202)458 3517
Email: cip@oas.org

 

  • Central American Commission on Maritime Transport (COCATRAM)

The Central American Commission on Maritime Transport ( COCATRAM ) is a specialized agency that is part of the institutional framework of the Central American Integration System (SICA ) , permanent , self Directory and based in the city of Managua, Nicaragua.

COCATRAM
Residencial Bolonia, frente al costado oeste del Hotel Mansión Teodolinda
Apto. Postal 2423
Managua, Nicaragua – Centroamérica
Tel: (505) 2222-2754 / 2222-3667
Fax: (505) 2222-2759

 

  • Women in Maritime Association, Caribbean (WiMAC)

WiMAC was launched in April 2015, in Montego Bay, Jamaica and comprises of female maritime professionals committed to increasing the performance, participation and contribution of women in the maritime sector. WiMAC has membership in fifteen (15) Caribbean Islands.

Women in Maritime Association, Caribbean (WiMAC)
2nd Floor, The Office Centre Building
12 Ocean Boulevard
Kingston, Jamaica
Phone: (876) 967-1060
E-mail: wimacaribbean@gmail.com

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