Belize does not have a large manufacturing sector and it primarily involves production of food products and beverages and textiles, clothing and footwear. Production has increased significantly since 2000 with $159.2 million in revenues to $243.8 million by 2007. Two major contributors that account for this change over the years are Belize’s expansion in aquaculture operations in the fisheries sector.
The production of Cobia fish by Fresh Catch Belize Limited and processing of Tilapia by Marine Farms Limited are fairly new projects in operation that contributes to the growth in Belize’s secondary industries. Fresh Catch Belize Limited’s Cobia fish is also processed by Marine Farms Limited but Fresh Catch is expected to start its own processing in the near future.