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  2016 CFMC MEETING CALENDAR

CFMC Meetings 2016 schedule, any changes will be posted as soon as available.

2016 CFMC meetings schedule as presented at the 154th CFMC Meeting:

  • 158th CFMC REGULAR MEETING - December 2016 - St. Thomas, USVI

Other 2016 Meetings:

  • ABC Control Rule Group Meeting - August 15-16, 2016. The meetings will be held at the Caribbean Fishery Management Council Headquarters, 270 Muñoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918.
  • The SSC will meet on August 17-19, 2016. The meetings will be held on August 17-19, 2016, at the Council’ Office: 270 Muñoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Diana Martino will be sending the hotel information in the near future.

2015 CFMC REGULAR MEETINGS

154th CFMC Regular Meeting - December 15-16, 2015, meeting was held at the Frenchman’s Reef and Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort in St Thomas, USVI.

For more information please contact the CFMC Headquarters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING DOCUMENTS - August 15 and August 17, 2016
  • Draft Federal Register Public Hearing Notice - on Amendments to the U.S. Caribbean Reef Fish, Spiny Lobster, and Corals and Reef Associated Plants and Invertebrates Fishery Management Plans: Timing of Accountability Measure-Based Closures in the US Caribbean Draft Document.
    • August 15, 2016, Doubletree Hotel, De Diego Avenue, Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    • August 17, 2016, Mayagüez Holiday Inn Hotel, Mayagüez Holiday Inn, 2701 Hostos Avenue, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  2016 LATEST NEWS 
  •  Letter to inform the Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) that, based on 2014 expanded commercial landings provided by the Puerto Rico Department ofNatural and Environmental Resources and on 2014 recreational landings provided through the Marine Recreational Fisheries Statistics Survey, the Wrasses, Spiny Lobster, and Triggerfish and Filefish fishery management units (FMUs) have been determined to be in an overfishing condition in Puerto Rico waters.
  • NMFS implements accountability measures (AMs) for species and species groups in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the U.S. Caribbean off Puerto Rico for the 2016 fishing year through this temporary rule. NMFS has determined that annual catch limits (ACLs) in the EEZ off Puerto Rico were exceeded for spiny lobster; the commercial sectors for triggerfish and filefish, wrasses, Snapper Unit 2, and parrotfishes; and the recreational sector for jacks, based on average landings during the 2012–2014 fishing years. This temporary rule reduces the lengths of the 2016 fishing seasons for these species and species groups by the amounts necessary to ensure that landings do not exceed the applicable ACLs in 2016. NMFS closes the applicable sectors for these species and species groups beginning on the dates specified below (in the DATES section) and continuing until the end of the fishing year, December 31, 2016. These AMs are necessary to protect the Caribbean reef fish and spiny lobster resources in the EEZ off Puerto Rico.

    This rule is effective June 30, 2016, until 12:01 a.m., local time, January 1, 2017. The AMs apply in the EEZ off Puerto Rico for the following species and species groups, and fishing sectors, at the times and dates specified below, until 12:01 a.m., local time, January 1, 2017.
    Triggerfish and filefish, combined (commercial) effective at 12:01 a.m., local time, October 16, 2016;
    Jacks (recreational) effective at12:01 a.m., local time, November 4, 2016;
    Wrasses (commercial) effective at12:01 a.m., local time, November 16, 2016;
    Snapper Unit 2 (commercial) effective at 12:01 a.m., local time, November 26, 2016;
    Spiny lobster (commercial and recreational) effective at 12:01 a.m., local time, December 10, 2016;
    Parrotfishes (commercial) effective at 12:01 a.m., local time, December 19, 2016.

  • NMFS issues this final rule to implement measures described in Amendment 7 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Reef Fish Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) (Reef Fish FMP), Amendment 6 to the FMP for the Spiny Lobster Fishery of Puerto Rico and the USVI (Spiny Lobster FMP), Amendment 5 to the FMP for Corals and Reef Associated Plants and Invertebrates of Puerto Rico and the USVI (Coral FMP), and Amendment 4 to the FMP for the Queen Conch Resources of Puerto Rico and the USVI (Queen Conch FMP), as prepared by the Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council).
    This final rule is effective June 10, 2016.

  • NOAA Fisheries Habitat Enterprise Strategic Plan
  •  La pesca incidental se puede convertir en la pesca del día lo cual contribuye a la sustentabilidad de las especies.

Aquí el link- http://www.pewtrusts.org/es/research-and-analysis/analysis/2016/01/12/msa-40-local-and-sustainable-sushi

 

Puede descargar el documento aqui.

http://www.regulations.gov/

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 38 / Friday, February 26, 2016 / Proposed Rules

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 23 / Thursday, February 4, 2016 / Proposed Rules

2016 Fishery Bulletins

  • FB16-38 - Reduced Fishing Season Lengths for Several Species and Species Groups in Federal Waters around Puerto Rico for the 2016 Fishing Year
  • FB16-38SP - Reducción en la duración de las temporadas de pesca para varias especies y grupos de especies en las aguas federales de Puerto Rico para el año 2016
  • FB16-31 - Seasonal Prohibition on Fishing for or Possession of Queen Conch in Federal Waters off St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Begins on June 1, 2016, at 12:01 a.m. Local Time
  • FB16-31SP - La temporada de veda para la pesca y posesión del carrucho en las aguas
    Federales del Caribe Estadounidense al este de Santa Cruz, Islas Vírgenes
    Estadounidenses, comienza a las 12:01 a. m. hora local, el 1ero de junio de 2016
  • FB16-30 - NOAA Fisheries Announces New Regulations Revising Accountability Measure Language in the U.S. Caribbean Fishery Management Plans
  • FB16-30SP - La Administración Nacional Oceánica y Atmosférica (NOAA Fisheries, por su nombre en inglés) anuncia la nueva reglamentación relacionada a las medidas de responsabilidad en los planes de manejo de pesquerías del Caribe estadounidense
  • FB16-20 - Seasonal Prohibition on Fishing for or Possession of Mutton and Lane Snapper in U.S. Caribbean Federal Waters Begins on April 1, 2016, at 12:01 a.m., Local Time.
  • FB16-20S - Temporada de veda para la pesca y posesión de la sama y el arrayao en las aguas federales del Caribe Estadounidense, comenzando a las 12:01 a.m., hora local, efectivo el 1ro de abril de 2016.
  • FB16-012 - (English) NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on a Proposed Rule to Revise Accountability Measure Language in the U.S. Caribbean Fishery Management Plans  Comment Period Ends March 28, 2016
  • FB16-012SP - (Español) La Administración Nacional Oceánica y Atmosférica (NOAA Fisheries, por su nombre en inglés) solicita comentarios sobre una reglamentación propuesta relacionada a las medidas de responsabilidad en los planes de manejo de pesquerías del Caribe estadounidense  El período de comentarios termina el 28 de marzo de 2016
  • FB16-010 - (English) Annual Mutton Snapper Spawning Aggregation Seasonal Area Closure in Federal Waters off St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands Begins on March 1, 2016, at 12:01 a.m., Local Time.
  • FB16-010 SP - (Español) Cierre de temporada anual en el Área de Desove de la Sama en aguas federales del Caribe Estadounidense al sudoeste de Santa Cruz, Islas Vírgenes Estadounidenses, comenzando a las 12:01 a.m., hora local, efectivo el 1ro de marzo de 2016.
  • FB16-09 - (English) NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on a Proposal to Revise Accountability Measure Language in the U.S. Caribbean Fishery Management Plans. Comment period ends on April 4, 2016.
  • FB16-09 - (Español) Administración Nacional Oceánica y Atmosférica (NOAA Fisheries, por su nombre en inglés) solicita comentarios sobre una propuesta para modificar el lenguaje sobre medidas de responsabilidad en los planes de manejo para pesquerías del Caribe estadounidense. El período de comentarios termina el 4 de abril de 2016.
  • FB16-03 - (English) Seasonal Prohibition on Fishing for and Possession of Red, Black, Tiger, Yellowfin, and Yellowedge Grouper in U.S. Caribbean Federal Waters and Seasonal Closure of Grammanik Bank off St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • FB16-03 - (Español) Temporada de Veda para la Pesca y Posesión del Mero Rojo, Mero Negro (Mero Prieto),
    Dientes de Sable (Tigre), Guajil (Mero Pinto), y Guajil Amarillo, en las aguas
    Federales del Caribe Estadounidense y Cierre de Temporada en el Área del Banco Grammanik en San Tomás, Islas Vírgenes Estadounidenses

2015 NEWS

  • Video - Spawning Aggregations - Natural Numbers EP 05 - English Language - Agregaciones de Desove - Spanish Language - Spawning aggregations are massive gatherings of fish for breeding, a behavior shared by many species across the globe in many different habitats. Spawning aggregations support some of the most productive fisheries: from multibillion-dollar industries to subsistence cultures, yet we are only beginning to understand their value for marine ecosystems and food security, and their vulnerability. In the upper Gulf of California, in Mexico, a large marine fish known as Gulf Corvina offers an insight into the importance of this behavior. Thanks to Brad Erisman, Assistant Professor of Fisheries Ecology, University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute.

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