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   MEETING CALENDAR

CFMC Meeting dates for year 2015:

  • April 21-22, 2015 - venue to be determined
  • August 18-19, 2015 - venue to be determined
  • December 15-16 - meeting will be in St Thomas, USVI

Other Meetings:

  • The next SSC meeting will be held at the CFMC office on March 24-26, 2015.  Travel days are the 23rd and the 27th of March.

For more information please contact the CFMC Headquarters.

   LATEST NEWS 

Latest Fishery Bulletins:

  • FB15-004 - Seasonal Prohibition on Fishing for Red, Black, Tiger, Yellowfin, and Yellowedge Grouper in Caribbean Federal Waters and Seasonal Closure of Grammanik Bank off St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. NOAA Fisheries Reminds the public there is a seasonal prohibition on fishing for or possession of red, black, tiger, yellowfin, and yellowedge grouper in Caribbean federal waters from 12:01 a.m., local time, February 1 through April 30, 2015. This prohibition on possession does not apply to such grouper harvested and landed on shore prior to the closure.
  • FB15-004 - Spanish Version - Temporada de veda para la pesca y posesión del mero rojo, 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.  El Servicio Nacional de Pesquerías Marinas (NOAA Fisheries) desea recordarle al público en general sobre la temporada de veda para la pesca y posesión del mero rojo, negro (mero prieto), dientes de sable (tigre), guajil (mero pinto) y guajil amarillo en las aguas federales del Caribe Estadounidense, comenzando a las 12:01 a.m., hora local, desde el 1ro de febrero hasta el 30 de abril de 2015. Esta prohibición en la posesión de los meros, no aplica a aquellos meros capturados y desembarcados antes del tiempo de veda.
  • FB15-001 - Southeast Region Electronic Monitoring and Reporting Implementation Plan
    Available for Public Comment

Other News:

  • NOAA has chosen two sites in the Southeast and Caribbean Region as the next Habitat Focus Areas under NOAA’s Habitat Blueprint.
  • Revisión del estatus del mero cherna - NOAA Fisheries ha propuesto incluir el mero cherna (Nassau grouper) en la lista de especies amenazadas de la Ley de Especies Amenazadas o en Peligro de Extinción. Esto quiere decir que pensamos que el mero cherna, en un futuro cercano, se encontrará en peligro de extinción. Estos hallazgos están basados en un informe biológico. Periodo de comentarios termina el 31 de diciembre 2014.
  • NOAA announces the availability of the National Invasive Lionfish Prevention and Management Plan, you may obtain copies of the Prevention and National Plan.
  • Fuete y Verguilla - St Croix Special Edition (English Version) (Versión en Español) Publication by Sea Grant College Program and the Interdisciplinary Center for Coastal Studies (CIEL, in Spanish) of the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus
  • For more news go to NEWS