Caribbean Spiny Lobster Fishery Management Plan
The Spiny Lobster Fishery Management Plan (FMP) of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands manages a single species throughout U.S. Caribbean federal waters.
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: Spiny Lobster (Panulirus argus)
To reach Sustainable Fisheries staff, please call 727-824-5305.
- Annual Catch Limits
- Seasons and Closures
- Fishery Bulletins
- Caribbean Branch Homepage
- Caribbean Fishery Management Council