Spain will provide assistance in developing the fisheries industry in Belize, according to official statements issued here.

It said that Spain had signed two Memoranda of Under-standing (MOUs) to provide assistance in the fisheries sector and facilitate and promote the joint participation in research projects, productive and commercial development, trade, biotechnology, sustainable management of the marine environment and responsible fishing between governmental and non-governmental bodies and stakeholders.

The first MOU with the Organización del Sector Pesquero y Acuácola del Istmo Centroamericano (OSPESCA), the body charged with the promotion of sustainable management and development of fisheries and aquaculture in Central America, will guide future projects and development in seven Central American countries, including Belize.