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Caribbean Reef Fish Historical Amendments and Rulemaking (1986-2018)


The Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan was designed to protect reef fish while allowing for optimum yield.
Fishing Type
Commercial, Recreational
Action Status
Final Rule
List of amendments to the fishery management plan from 1986 to 2018.
Point of Contact
Southeast Regional Office 727-824-5305


The list below contains information about amendments and rule-making that were effective during 2018 and earlier.  For more information, please visit the Caribbean Reef Fish FMP page


Regulatory Amendment 6: Triggering Accountability Measures

Amendment 8: Timing of Accountability Measure-Based Closures

Amendment 7: Application of Accountability Measures

Regulatory Amendment 5: Abrir La Sierra Bank, Bajo de Sico, and
Tourmaline Bank Consistency - Canceled

Regulatory Amendment 4: Parrotfish Minimum Size Limits

Amendment 6: 2011 Comprehensive Annual Catch Limit

Amendment 5: 2010 Comprehensive Annual Catch Limit

Regulatory Amendment 3: Modifying the Bajo De Sico Seasonal Closure

Amendment 4 - Postponed

Amendment 3: Caribbean Sustainable Fisheries Act Amendment 

Regulatory Amendment 2: Red Hind Spawning Aggregation Closures

Technical Amendment

Amendment 2

Regulatory Amendment 1

Amendment 1

  • Proposed Rule, 55 FR 28787.
  • Final Rule, 55 FR 46214. Effective November 29, 1990, except that paragraph § 669.24(a)(1) is effective September 14, 1991.

Caribbean Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan

  • Proposed Rule, 50 FR 24251.
  • Final Rule, 50 FR 34850. Effective September 22, 1985, except for § 669.24 (a)(1) which becomes effective September 22, 1986.

Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on 05/03/2021