Caribbean Queen Conch Fishery Management Plan (discontinued)
The Queen Conch Fishery Management Plan of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands managed harvest of queen conch from U.S. Caribbean federal waters. However, harvest in federal waters was limited to an area off St. Croix, which includes portions of Lang Bank.
In 2022, management of federal fisheries in the U.S. Caribbean transitioned from four U.S. Caribbean-wide fishery management plans to three island-based plans: the Puerto Rico Fishery Management Plan, the St. Thomas and St. John Fishery Management Plan, and the St. Croix Fishery Management Plan. The new island-based plans include select fishery management measures included in the Queen Conch Fishery Management Plan that are applicable to the management area for each island or island group.
To reach Sustainable Fisheries staff, please call (727) 824-5305.
- Historical Annual Catch Limits
- Caribbean Branch Homepage
- Initiation of a Status Review for Queen Conch Under the Endangered Species Act
- Caribbean Fishery Management Council