Caribbean Fishery Management Council
Conserving, Restoring and Managing of Fishery Resources in the US Caribbean

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Click here for a list of species managed by the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Councils.

 

Corals FMP

Fishery Management Plan, Regulatory Impact Review and Final Environmental Impact Statement for Corals and Reef Associated Plants and Invertebrates of Puerto Rico and the U. S. Virgin Islands

 

  

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 1 elkhorn coral, Acropora palmata, photo: NOAA; 2 coral bottom, photo: Tim Batista, NOAA NCCOS and UNCW

 

sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/sustainable_fisheries/caribbean/coral/index.html

Corals and Reef Associated Plants and Invertebrates Fishery Management Plan - (July 1994)

Nov 27, 1995 Regulation - pdf

Rapid Socioeconomic Evaluation - pdf (February 1997)

Amendment 1 Establishing MCD - (January 1999)

Nov 4, 1999 Regulation - pdf

ACLs -  Annual Catch Limits Amendment 2 of 2010, Comprehensive Annual Catch Limit Amendment of 2011

Draft Amendment 4 Coral FMP, Draft EA - Seagrass Management - January 18, 2013

 

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Highly Migratory Species

CFMC FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLANS

HIGHLY MIGRATORY SPECIES

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blue marlin, Makaira nigricans, photo: Dr MT Irizarry ©

 

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) listed Atlantic blue marlin, Atlantic white marlin and Atlantic sailfish as overfished species.

The main HMS page is http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/index.htm 

Link to HMS regulations is http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/Linkpages/regulations.htm

For more information, please contact:

National Marine Fisheries Service
Office of Sustainable Fisheries
Highly Migratory Species Division
9721 Executive Center Drive North
St. Petersburg, FL 33702

Phone: (727) 570-5447
Fax: (727) 570-5656

 

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Brochures from NOAA, NMFS, HMS

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Queen Conch FMP

CFMC FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLANS

Queen Conch, Strombus gigas (Lobatus gigas)

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 queen conch, Strombus gigas, 1 photo CFMC ©, 2 photo Diver.net ©

 

Visit http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/sf/CaribbeanQueenConch.htm for latest information.

Information on queen conch from Office of Protected Resources

Queen Conch Fishery Management Plan - pdf (June 1996)

December 13, 1996 Regulation - pdf

ACLs -  Annual Catch Limits Amendment 2 of 2010, Comprehensive Annual Catch Limit Amendment of 2011

 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 110 / Friday, June 7, 2013 / Proposed Rules - NMFS proposes regulations to implement Regulatory Amendment 2 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Queen Conch Resources of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) (Regulatory Amendment 2), as prepared by the Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council),  Regulatory Amendment 2Fishery BulletinFishery Bulletin Spanish

 Federal Register /Vol. 78, No. 177 /Thursday, September 12, 2013 /Rules and Regulations Final rule to implement Regulatory Amendment 2 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Queen Conch Resources of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI)(Regulatory Amendment 2), as prepared by the Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council).

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Queen Conch Strombus gigas (lobatus gigas) FMP

Fishery Management Plan, Regulatory Impact Review, and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Queen Conch Resources of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands, June 1996

Strombus gigas Queen conch   

queen conch, Strombus gigas, photo: Diver.net ©

  • Queen Conch FMP cover page
  • Table of Contents
  • Acronyms
  • Fishery Management Plan document
  • References
  • Table 1 Species in the Fishery Management Unit
  • Table 2 Conch Landings for Puerto Rico
  • Table 3 Conch Landings for the USVI
  • Table 4 Conch Landings by Month for Puerto Rico between 1983-1992
  • Table 5 Catch Effort
  • Table 6 Results of Production Model Analyses of Puerto Rico's West Coast Conch Fishery
  • Figure 1  Queen Conch Distribution
  • Figure 2 Predictions of Yield Versus Effort for the Puerto Rico West Coast Conch Fishery From Four Different Stock Production Models
  • Figure 3  Estimated Commercial Landings of Queen Conch in Puerto Rico by Coast
  • Figure 4 F (Fishing Mortality) vs. SPR (Spawning Potential Ratio)
  • Figure 5 Measuring tool used in the USVI for Queen Conch, Whelk and Spiny Lobster
  • Appendix I Socioeconomic Impact Assessment
  • Appendix II Regulatory Impact Review
  • Appendix III Final Environmental Impact Statement
  • For Written Comments, Table 7 and Table 8, please request hard copy at CFMC headquarters.

 


 

 Harvest size limit

queen conch, stombus gigas, harvest size limit

  

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Reef Fish FMP

CFMC FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLANS

REEF FISH

 

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male rainbow parrotfish, Scarus guacamaia, photo: DIVER.NET ©

 

Visit http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/sf/CaribbeanReefFish.htm for latest information.

Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan (pdf) (February 1985)

Amendment 1 - pdf ( May 1990)

Regulatory Amendment - pdf (July 1991)

Amendment 2 - pdf (May 1993)

Regulation March 1994 - pdf

Regulatory Amendment Concerning Red Hind (August 1996)

Bajo de Sico (2010):

ACLs -  Annual Catch Limits (September 2010 & October 2011)

Draft - Regulatory Amendment 4 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (February 2013) - sent for Secretarial Review

 

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Spiny Lobster FMP

CFMC FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLANS

SPINY LOBSTER, Panulirus argus

Panulirus argus spiny lobster  2 SL  

  spiny lobster, Panulirus argus, photos: 1 Michelle Schärer Umpierre ©, 2 NOAA Galleries

 

Visit NMFS for latest information

Fishery Management Plan (pdf)

Amendment 1 (pdf)

Stock Assessment (pdf)

Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic - spinylobster Amendment 4/8 and FEIS

Dec 1984 -SL Regulation.pdf

FB09-044_ANPR Control Date - 2009

ACLs -  Annual Catch Limits

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