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Generic Framework Amendment 1: Modification of Spiny Lobster Management Reference Points


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Generic actions apply to multiple fishery management plans.
Fishing Type
Commercial, Recreational
Affected Species
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Amendment submitted 09/26/2022
Point of Contact
Sarah Stephenson, 727-824-5305,


This amendment would update management reference points, including annual catch limits, for spiny lobster under the Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and St. John, and St. Croix Fishery Management Plans based on best scientific information available from the SEDAR 57 spiny lobster stock assessments and application of the Caribbean Fishery Management Council’s Acceptable Biological Catch Control Rule included in each Fishery Management Plan.

The amendment would also revise the years of landings information used in evaluation of the annual catch limit each year for spiny lobster under each Fishery Management Plan, using the average of the most recent three years of spiny lobster landings to evaluate whether an accountability measure for spiny lobster would be triggered.

The amendment was submitted for review and implementation in September 2022.


Generic Framework Amendment 1: Spiny Lobster Management Reference Points

Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on 10/12/2022