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  2017 LATEST NEWS 

Federal Register & NEWS

  • May 9, 2017 - Federal Register /Vol. 82, No. 88 /Tuesday, May 9, 2017 /Rules and Regulations

Amendments to the Reef Fish, Spiny Lobster, and Corals and Reef Associated Plants and Invertebrates Fishery Management Plans of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Electronic copies of the AM Timing Amendment, which includes an environmental assessment (EA), a Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) analysis, and a regulatory impact review, may be obtained from the Southeast Regional Office Web site

  • Temporary rule closes the recreational fishing for wrasses and parrotfishes in the EEZ in Puerto Rico. Recreational fishing for wrasses closed on 4/19/17, and opens January 1, 2018. Parrotfishes closure for recreational fishing starts on May 19, 2017, and opens January 1, 2018. The AM-based closure for recreational parrotfishes applies at November 4, 2017, and opens January 1, 2018. Please refer to the attached Federal Register Notice for details.
  • FEDERAL REGISTER NOAA-NMFS-2016-0013-0001 - Amendments to the Reef Fish, Spiny Lobster, and Corals and Reef Associated Plants and Invertebrates Fishery Management Plans of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

2017 Fishery Bulletins

  • FB17-28 Eng - Final Rule Modifies the Timing of Accountability Measure-Based Closures in U.S. Caribbean Federal Waters.

NOAA Fisheries announces a final rule modifying the date for implementation of accountability measure-based closures for U.S. Caribbean reef fish, spiny lobster, and coral resources managed by the Caribbean Fishery Management Council.

The purpose of this rule is to minimize, to the extent practicable, adverse socio-economic impacts of accountability measure-based closures, while protecting the fishery resource.

  • FB 17-28 Sp - Cambios a la fecha de implementación de vedas a la pesca basadas en medidas de responsabilidad en aguas federales del Caribe Estadounidense.

El Servicio Nacional de Pesquerías Marinas (NOAA Fisheries, por su nombre en inglés) anuncia la reglamentación final que ajusta la fecha para la implementación de vedas a la pesca basadas en medidas de responsabilidad para los peces de arrecife, la langosta espinosa y los recursos coralinos administrados por el Consejo de Administración Pesquera del Caribe en aguas federales del Caribe Estadounidense.

El propósito de esta reglamentación es minimizar en la medida posible y mientras se protege al recurso pesquero, el impacto socioeconómico de las vedas a la pesca basadas en medidas de responsabilidad.

  • FB17-22 Eng - Reduced Fishing Season Lengths for the Recreational Harvest of Wrasses in Federal Waters around Puerto Rico for the 2017 Fishing Year

Recreational harvest of wrasses, including hogfish, puddingwife, and Spanish hogfish, in federal waters of Puerto Rico, will close on April 19, 2017. Recreational harvest will reopen at 12:01 a.m. (local time) on January 1, 2018.

  • FB17-22 Sp -Reducción en la duración de la temporada de pesca recreativa de los peces lábridos en aguas federales alrededor de Puerto Rico para el año 2017

    La pesca recreativa de peces lábridos, incluyendo capitán, capitán de piedras y loro capitán, se cerrará a las 12:01 am, hora local, el 19 de abril de 2017. La pesca recreativa de estas especies se reabrirá a las 12:01 a.m. (hora local) del 1 de enero de 2018.
  • FB17-18 - Seasonal Prohibition on Fishing for or Possession of Mutton and
    Lane Snapper in U.S. Caribbean Federal Waters
  • FB17-18 SP - Temporada de veda para la pesca y posesión de la sama y el arrayao en aguas federales del Caribe Estadounidense
  • FB17-11 -Seasonal Closure of Mutton Snapper Spawning Aggregation Area in U.S. Caribbean Federal Waters off St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • FB17-11-SP -Cierre de temporada anual en el Área de Desove de la Sama en aguas federales del Caribe Estadounidense en Santa Cruz, Islas Vírgenes Estadounidenses
  • FB17-10 - NOAA Fisheries Seeks Public Comment on the Proposed Rule to Modify the Timing of Accountability Measure-Based Closures in U.S. Caribbean Federal Waters
  • FB17-10 Sp - NOAA Fisheries solicita comentarios sobre la reglamentación propuesta para modificar las temporadas en que se implementan las vedas a la pesca por medidas de responsabilidad en aguas federales del Caribe Estadounidense
  • FB17-003 - 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
  • FB17-003 Sp - Temporada de veda para la pesca y posesión del mero rojo, mero negro, tigre, guajil y guajil amarillo en aguas federales del Caribe Estadounidense y Cierre de temporada en el área del Banco Grammanik en San Tomás, Islas Vírgenes Estadounidenses
  • FB17-002 - NOAA Fisheries Seeks Public Comments on an Amendment to Modify the Timing of Accountability Measure-Based Closures in U.S. Caribbean Federal Waters
  • FB17-002 Sp - NOAA Fisheries solicita comentarios sobre una enmienda para modificar las temporadas en que se implementan las vedas a la pesca por medidas de responsabilidad en aguas federales del Caribe Estadounidense

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  2017 CFMC MEETING CALENDAR

Any changes to the CFMC Meetings 2017 schedule, will be posted as soon as available.

2017 CFMC regular meetings schedule as presented at the 158th CFMC Meeting:

  • April 18 -19, 2017 - St Croix, USVI
  • August 15 -16, 2017 - Puerto Rico
  • December 12 -13, 2017 - St Thomas, USVI

Other CFMC Meetings:

  • SSC Meeting- SSC will meet on July 10-14, 2017, at the CFMC Headquarters, 270 Muñoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, PR
  • DAPs Meeting - District Advisory Panels met on March 7-8, 2017, at the Verdanza Hotel, Tartak St., Isla Verde, Puerto Rico

For more information please contact the CFMC Headquarters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

  • SSC Meeting- SSC will meet on July 10-14, 2017, at the CFMC Headquarters, 270 Muñoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, PR
  • 159th CFMC Regular Meeting - April 18 -19, 2017 - at the 159th CFMC Regular Meeting, Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa, St Croix.

 

 

 

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