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Caribbean Spiny Lobster Historical Amendments and Rulemaking (1981-2017)


Fishing Type
Commercial, Recreational
Affected Species
Action Status
Final Rule
List of amendments to the fishery management plan from 1981 to 2017
Point of Contact
Southeast Regional Office 727-824-5305


The list below contains information about amendments and rule-making that were effective during 2017 and earlier.  For more information, please visit the Caribbean Spiny Lobster FMP page


Amendment 7: Timing of Accountability Measure-Based Closures

Amendment 6: Application of Accountability Measures

Regulatory Amendment 1: Abrir La Sierra Bank, Bajo de Sico, and Tourmaline Bank Consistency - Canceled

Amendment 5: 2011 Caribbean Annual Catch Limit Amendment

Amendment 4: Import Restrictions

Amendment 3 - Postponed

Amendment 2: Caribbean Sustainable Fisheries Act Amendment

Amendment 1

  • Final Rule, 56 FR 19098. Effective May 1991.

Spiny Lobster Fishery Management Plan

  • Final Rule, 49 FR 50049

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