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Caribbean Island-based Fishery Management Plans

Overview

Description
This action would transition fisheries management from the historic U.S. Caribbean-wide approach to an island-based approach
Fishing Type
Commercial, Recreational, Subsistence
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Published
05/19/2022
Point of Contact
Maria Lopez, Maria.Lopez@noaa.gov, 727-824-5305

Summary

At their December 2019 meeting, the Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) submitted the Puerto Rico, St. Thomas/St. John, and St. Croix Fishery Management Plans (FMP) for review by the Secretary of Commerce. These FMPs will transition fisheries management in the respective exclusive economic zones from the historic U.S. Caribbean-wide approach to an island-based approach, attentive to the unique biological, economic, and cultural attributes of each island/island group. This island-based approach to management would facilitate a more responsive and nuanced fishery management framework and provides the foundation for an ecosystem-based approach to managing fisheries in the U.S. Caribbean region.

Puerto Rico FMP

St. Croix FMP

St. Thomas and St. John FMP

Bulletins

Solicitud de comentarios: Reglamentación propuesta para implementar planes de manejo para las pesquerías de las zonas económicas exclusivas de Puerto Rico, St. Thomas y St. John y Santa Cruz

FB22-028: Caribbean Fishery Bulletin. For more information, contact: María del Mar López-Mercer, 727-824-5305, maria.lopez@noaa.gov
May 19, 2022 -

Request for Comments: Proposed Rule to Implement the Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and St. John, and St. Croix Fishery Management Plans

FB22-028: Caribbean Fishery Bulletin. For more information, contact: María del Mar López-Mercer, 727-824-5305, maria.lopez@noaa.gov
May 19, 2022 -

Solicitud de comentarios: Aviso de Disponibilidad de los Planes de Manejo de Pesquerías por Isla (Puerto Rico, San Tomas-San John y Santa Cruz) en el Caribe Estadounidense

FB20-039: Caribbean Fishery Bulletin. For more information, contact: Maria del Mar Lopez, 727-824-5305, maria.lopez@noaa.gov
June 26, 2020 -

Request for Comments: Notice of Availability for the Island-based Fishery Management Plans in the U.S. Caribbean

FB20-039: Caribbean Fishery Bulletin. For more information, contact: Maria del Mar Lopez, 727-824-5305, maria.lopez@noaa.gov
June 26, 2020 -

Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on 05/19/2022