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Caribbean Fishery Management Council Public Hearing
April 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council has scheduled public hearings for April 3 and April 4 on a major plan to change fishery management in the U.S. Caribbean. The proposal will affect everyone who eats seafood and/or makes a living in this industry. It will allow fishery managers to tailor fish rules to each island and set new rules for some species, such as dolphinfish (mahi-mahi). At the heart of plans under consideration by the Caribbean Fishery Management Council are ways to improve management of ocean resources in federal waters in the U.S. Caribbean. These new island-based fishery management plans would set rules for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands tailored to the biodiversity, culture and other characteristics of each location’s fishery to help ensure the sustainable catch of some popular species. Written comments can be sent to Dr. Graciela Garcıa-Moliner by email at [email protected] or by regular mail to:
Caribbean Fishery Management Council
270 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918 (no later than April 15)