Belize has a Fisheries Advisory Board (FAB) that has been a powerful force in fisheries development since its establishment along with the Fisheries Department in 1965. The FAB has persisted since then without being legally institutionalised. However, despite this longevity, it has not been well documented as an example of national level consultative co-management. This case was selected as an example of an enduring multi-stakeholder consultative fisheries committee, in contrast to the situation in Barbados and most of the eastern Caribbean islands.
McConney, P., Mahon, R. and Pomeroy, R. (2003) Belize case study: Fisheries Advisory Board in the context of integrated coastal management. Annex B(V) of the Final Technical Report of project R8134. Barbados: Caribbean Conservation Association. 71 pp.