Letter to Chairman Piñero-Soler, Caribbean Fishery Management Council, Mar. 2009

We are pleased to see the Council moving ahead with amendments to the appropriate fishery management plans to comply with the reauthorized Magnuson Act. In 2006, Congress mandated an end to overfishing in all US waters by 2010.   We recognize that this is no easy task, and that the Caribbean Council faces particular challenges. We believe that all of the necessary data and structure is before you, however, and all that is necessary is the foresight and dedication of this body to conserve the public trust resource of our fisheries for generations to come.