Caribbean Corals and Reef Associated Plants and Invertebrates Fishery Management Plan
The Corals and Reef Associated Plants and Invertebrates Fishery Management Plan (FMP) of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands manages coral reef resources, including a vast array of coral and sponge species, plants, and invertebrates that provide habitats that are essential to the growth, development, and survival of managed finfish and other marine organisms. This plan covers Coelenterates, Sponges, Annelid Worms, Mollusks, Arthropods, Echinoderms, and Chordates in the waters off of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council is in the process of transitioning management of federal fisheries in the U.S. Caribbean from the four current Caribbean-wide, species-based FMPs to three island-based, multi-species FMPs. Once effective, the new FMPs will include all fishery management measures presently included in the Reef Fish, Spiny Lobster, Queen Conch, and Coral FMPs that are applicable to the management area for each island or island group.
Species managed: Coelenterates, Sponges, Annelid Worms, Mollusks, Arthropods, Echinoderms, and Chordates
To reach Sustainable Fisheries staff, please call 727-824-5305.
- Annual Catch Limits
- Seasons and Closures
- Fishery Bulletins
- Caribbean Branch Homepage
- List of species under the Coral FMP (See Table 1)
- Caribbean Fishery Management Council