Placencia Lagoon

National Aquaculture Sector Overview

Characteristics, structure and resources of the sector Summary Aquaculture in Belize formally began in 1982 with the development of ten acres (4 ha) of experimental ponds by a private company, in the southern part of the Country. Since that time, the industry has developed rapidly and has become firmly established as a significant contributor to the Belizean economy in terms of foreign exchange earnings, income generation, employment, nutrition, and food security. In Belize, the aquaculture industry is primarily based on the production of the whiteleg shrimp (Penaeus vannamei). Aquaculture in Belize has been expanding in volume and value more rapidly […]

Meet the PNP Candidate for Stann Creek West 1

Charles Leslie, Jr., PNP’s candidate for Stann Creek West Born in Placencia Village on 6 November 1980.  Charles attended St. John’s Anglican Primary School in Placencia, Independence High School in Independence Village, and Ecumenical Junior College in Dangriga, where he majored in accounting, business management and economics. Charles is the current Chairman of the Placencia Village Council.  In addition, Charles and his wife, Ycela Alpuche, own and operate Leslie Tech, a computer services company, and Charly’s Gifts, a specialty gift shop named after their 2-year-old daughter, Charlyce.  Charles is the son of Charles Leslie, Sr., an internationally renowned fly fishing […]