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Video - The Caribbean Fishery Management Council and the Fishers...

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   Meeting Calendar

  • Tentative 2014 CFMC Regular Meeting Dates:
    • 150th CFMC Regular Meeting -August 12-13, 2014 in Puerto Rico
    • 151st CFMC Regular Meeting -December 10-11, 2014 in St Thomas, USVI



For more information please contact Diana Martino at the CFMC Headquarters.



  •  The  Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC) seafood certification recommendations are open for public comment at last week's Seafood Expo North America and in last week's FishNews e-newsletter.  The public is welcome to submit comments no later than April 30, 2014 by e-mail. Go to this web page to obtain background information.
    Dont Stop Talking Fish
    -The “Don’t Stop Talking Fish” Workshop and Family Fun Day is a collaboration between the USVI Department of Planning and Natural Resources and NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program to build community awareness and knowledge pertaining to the fisheries management process, the roles of management agencies, and the most recent fisheries rules and regulations. The goal of the workshop is to set a venue for both the fishing community and broader community to learn about fisheries management and celebrate the USVI fisheries culture. 
  • The Financial Interests Statement form has also been posted in the About Us and Library Tabs. CFMC members and SSC members must submitt this form annually to the Council.
  • Latest Fishery Bulletins
  1. FB14-019 - Seasonal Prohibition on the Possession of Mutton and Lane Snapper in U.S. Caribbean Federal Waters Begins at 12:01 a.m., Local Time, April 1.  March 17, 2014
  2. FB14-019Sp - Temporada de veda para la pesca y posesión de la sama y el arrayao en las aguas federales del caribe estadounidense, comienza a las 12:01 am, hora local, el 1ro de abril. 17 de marzo de 2014.
  •   The CFMC presents the 2014 Calendar for our visitors to enjoy. This year's theme is ACLs. You may print it at your convenience.
  • New Factsheets
  1. Summary of Commercial and Recreational Fishing Regulations for the U.S. Caribbean Exclusive Economic Zone
  2. Summary of Commercial and Recreational Fishing Regulations in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off Puerto Rico / Spanish
  3. Summary of Commercial and Recreational Fishing Regulations in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off the United States Virgin Islands / Spanish