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Caribbean Ocean Conservation

The development of three island-specific fishery management plans represents a major shift in how resources are managed by the Caribbean Fishery Management Council and a unique opportunity to pursue an ecosystem-based approach that could improve the sustainability of these multi-species fisheries. 

Princess parrotfish hovers over a Caribbean reef
Princess parrotfish hovers over a Caribbean reef
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Development of Island-Based Fishery Management Plans in the U.S. Caribbean

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The Pew Charitable Trusts presented the following public comment to NOAA Fisheries Service regarding the Council's consideration of island-based fishery management plans.

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Holding On to the Trifecta Seafood Experience

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If you head to St. Croix, you’ll see conch for sale and fried parrotfish with a “johnny cake” flatbread at roadside stands. On St. Thomas, you’ll discover the local seafood of choice is queen triggerfish, also known as ol’ wife for its rough skin, which, back in the day, people used to clean pots and pans. Hop over to Puerto Rico, and the west coast fishermen are hauling in deep-water snappers that are rarely caught in the Virgin Islands. Three different islands. Three different food experiences. Is it possible for U.S. Caribbean fishery managers to tailor fishing rules to the unique habits, culture, and seafood preferences of its diverse people and locations?