The reserve staff has the responsibility of enforcing all the fisheries regulations including those of the marine reserve.
Under the Fisheries regulations all persons engaged in commercial fishing must possess a valid fisher folk license, and all fishing vessels must also be licensed. Officers check for possession of product in the closed seasons and compliance with size limits. The seasonal closure of the conch and lobster fisheries is an important management tool for the industry that allows for the replenishment of the fishery stock. Officers have the power to arrest anyone found violating these regulations, and such persons shall be charged and prosecuted in a court of law.
- Visitors must check in with the reserve staff.
- The entrance fee for foreign visitors is BZ$10/person/day and BZ$30/person/week.
- The sport fishing fee is BZ$25/person/week.
- Only catch-and-release sport fishing is allowed, and barbless hooks should be used.
- Boats should avoid anchoring by using mooring buoys where they are available.
- When visitor are diving, the 'diver's down' flag must be displayed.
Specific regulations for each zone of the reserve are included in the section on Management Zones.