Caribbean Fishery Management Council

Conserving, Restoring and Managing of Fishery Resources in the US Caribbean

FB14-003 - Seasonal Prohibition on Fishing for Red, Black, Tiger, Yellowfin, and Yellowedge Grouper in U.S. Caribbean Federal Waters and Seasonal Closure of Grammanik Bank off St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, January 17, 2014. English and Spanish language.

NOAA Fisheries reminds the public there is a seasonal prohibition on fishing for or possession of red, black, tiger, yellowfin, and yellowedge grouper in U.S. Caribbean federal waters from 12:01 a.m., local time, February 1 through April 30, 2014. This prohibition on possession does not apply to such grouper harvested and landed on shore prior to the closure.

Also, from February 1 through April 30, each year, no person may fish for or possess any species of fish, except highly migratory species, within the Grammanik Bank closed area. The term "fish" means finfish, mollusks, crustaceans, and all other forms of marine animal and plant life other than marine mammals and birds. Highly migratory species includes bluefin, bigeye, yellowfin, albacore, and skipjack tunas; swordfish; sharks; white marlin, blue marlin, sailfish, and longbill spearfish.

FB14-019 - Seasonal Prohibition on the Possession of Mutton and Lane Snapper in U.S. Caribbean Federal Waters Begins at 12:01 a.m., Local Time, April 1.  March 17, 2014

NOAA Fisheries reminds fishermen there is a seasonal prohibition on fishing for or possession of mutton and lane snapper from 12:01 a.m., local time, April 1 through 11:59 p.m., June 30, each year in the U.S. Caribbean federal waters.

FB14-019 Span - Temporada de veda para la pesca y posesión de la sama y el arrayao en las aguas federales del caribe estadounidense, comienza a las 12:01 am, hora local, el 1ro de abril. 17 de marzo de 2014.

El Servicio Nacional de Pesquerías Marinas (NOAA Fisheries) desea recordar a todos los pescadores el comienzo de la temporada de veda para la pesca y posesión de la sama y el arrayao en las aguas federales del Caribe Estadounidense. Esta veda comienza el 1 ro de abril hasta el 30 de junio de cada año.

SSC meeting - March 25-27, 2014 - Federal Register Notice

FB14-010 - FB14-010 Span- Mutton Snapper Spawning Aggregation Seasonal Area Closure in caribbean federal waters begins on March 1, 2014, at 12:01 a.m., local time; English and Spanish language.

Supplemental Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS); reopening of comment period, Puerto Rico

Supplemental Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS); reopening of comment period, STX, USVI

Supplemental Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS); reopening of comment period, STT/STJ, USVI

Interagency Cooperation — Endangered Species Act of 1973, as Amended; Definition of Destruction or Adverse Modification of Critical Habitat.
FWS and NMFS propose to amend regulations, which implements the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act).

Listing Endangered and Threatened Species and Designating Critical Habitat; Implementing Changes to the Regulations for Designating Critical Habitat

FB14-035 -- Seasonal prohibition on the possession of queen conch in federal waters off Lang bank in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.  Begins at 12:01 a.m., local time, June 1, 2014.

FB14-035 Span - La temporada de veda del carrucho en las aguas federales de Lang Bank, Santa Cruz, en las Islas Vírgenes Americanas.  Comienza a las 12:01 a.m. hora local, el 1 de junio de 2014.

Scoping meeting notice, April 2014 - Federal Register Notice

FB14-019 - Seasonal Prohibition on the Possession of Mutton and Lane Snapper in U.S. Caribbean Federal Waters Begins at 12:01 a.m., Local Time, April 1.  March 17, 2014

NOAA Fisheries reminds fishermen there is a seasonal prohibition on fishing for or possession of mutton and lane snapper from 12:01 a.m., local time, April 1 through 11:59 p.m., June 30, each year in the U.S. Caribbean federal waters.

FB14-019 Span - Temporada de veda para la pesca y posesión de la sama y el arrayao en las aguas federales del caribe estadounidense, comienza a las 12:01 am, hora local, el 1ro de abril. 17 de marzo de 2014.

El Servicio Nacional de Pesquerías Marinas (NOAA Fisheries) desea recordar a todos los pescadores el comienzo de la temporada de veda para la pesca y posesión de la sama y el arrayao en las aguas federales del Caribe Estadounidense. Esta veda comienza el 1 ro de abril hasta el 30 de junio de cada año.

Notice of public hearings and scoping meetings. The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold public hearings to obtain input from fishers, the general public and the local agencies representatives on the Draft Comprehensive Amendment to the U.S. Caribbean Fishery Management Plans (FMPs): Annual Catch Limit Control Rule. Immediately following, the Council will hold scoping meetings on the Scoping Document that addresses the Timing of Accountability Measure-Based Seasonal Closures in all the U.S. Caribbean FMPs. These are separate actions, each of which would amend the Council FMPs for the Reef Fish Resources, Corals and Reef Associated Plants and Invertebrates, Spiny Lobster, and Queen Conch Resources of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more details.