Caribbean Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan
The Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan (FMP) of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands is designed to protect reef fish while allowing for optimum yield in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Species managed include snappers, groupers, parrotfish, angelfish, boxfish, goatfish, grunts, jacks, scups and porgies, squirrelfish, surgeonfish, triggerfish and filefish, wrasses, tilefish, and aquarium trade species.
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.
To reach the Caribbean Operations Branch staff, please call 727-824-5305.
- List of species under the Reef Fish FMP (see Table 2)
- Annual Catch Limits
- Seasons and Closures
- Fishery Bulletins
- Caribbean Branch Homepage
- Caribbean Fishery Management Council