Belize Offshore Oil Prepare Sparks Concerns for Reefs, Fisheries

FILE - This March 2009 file photograph, demonstrates coral underwater the place a skinny line of distinct Caribbean ocean separates it from the clouds close to the 2nd biggest barrier reef that runs together the coastline of Belize. Belize is taking into consideration new offshore drilling rules that could open up up nearly the total coast to exploration and exploitation, environmental groups have warned, calling it a danger to vital reefs, fisheries and tourism considerations. Belize at the moment has a moratorium on offshore drilling. “They have declared open up-season on almost ninety nine per cent of Belize’s maritime location,” Janelle Chanona, Oceana’s vice president for the Central American country, stated on Thursday, May 7, 2015 from the money, Belmopan. (AP Image/Pat Wellenbach, File) Near

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