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2013 CFMC LATEST NEWS


           

Dr. Cerame Vivas, Dr. R. Armstrong and Dr. Graciela Garcia-Moliner presented the Book Project - Essential Fish Habitats of the Deep - Puerto Rico and The U.S. Virgin Islands they are working on for the CFMC.

 Representatives of the British Virgin Island Government spoke about their concerns regarding fishers from Puerto Rico and the USVI that fish in the BVI waters and fishers that anchor in prohibited areas among other issues.

  • Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) News -

    The Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) elected its new chair at the meeting celebrated on November 4-6, 2013 in Corpus Christi, Texas. The elected chair is Dr. Graciela García-Moliner from the Caribbean Fishery Management Council.

       
    At this meeting, Ambassadors on Artisanal Fisheries were selected. Among other participants a fisher from Puerto Rico, Mr. Andrés Maldonado, was appointed ambassador. The Ambassadors will serve as advisors on fishing gear and will also help in activities conducive to sustainable fisheries. To learn more about the GCFI, visit the link. The Gladding Prize for World Ambassadors on Artisanal Fishers was granted. A fisher from Puerto Rico, Mr. Andrés Maldonado, received this recognition.

  • Sea Grant Puerto Rico is preparing the February 2014 issue of the "Fuete y Verguilla" publication. It will mainly focus on fishermen and fishing in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. This special issue will have many interviews with comercial and artisanal fishers, and other interesting topics
  • New Buoy to Inform U.S. Coast Guard and Caribbean Boating Communities-
    (IOOS People in the Caribbean have new ocean and coastal data available to inform decision-making.   The Caribbean Regional Association for Coastal Ocean Observing, a regional member of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS), deployed the region's fourth buoy this week.  The region worked with the U.S. Coast Guard to get the buoy out during hurricane season. The buoy, dedicated during the Stakeholders Council meeting in Puerto Rico in March, will measure wave heights, wave direction, wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, salinity, barometric pressure, and ocean currents in Vieques Sound. These data inform U.S. Coast Guard operations in the area and inform the boating community of daily conditions.
  • August 13-14, 2013 147 CFMC Regular Meeting 
    • Mr. Louis Blanchard, new council member, was sworn-in by Dr. Roy Crabtree, SERO.

           

    • Ms. Iris Oliveras, council staff, was presented with an award for her performance.

            

    • Mr. Carlos Farchette was re-elected CFMC Chair, and Mr. Eugenio Piñeiro was re-elected Vice-Chair.

                                       
       Carlos Farchette                              Eugenio Piñeiro

  • Capitol Hill Ocean Week & Fish Fry 2013 - The Caribbean Fishery Management Council participated in CHOW & Fish Fry 2013. The CFMC exhibit was well received and participants had the opportunity of tasting some of our best fish and seafood samplers prepared by Chef Juan Carlos Vicens.
  •   We have moved! December 2012.

                        

 

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