In Celebration of the 150 th Meeting of the Caribbean Fishery Management Council

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In Celebration of the 150 th Meeting of the Caribbean Fishery Management Council. THE first Caribbean Council Members. SOME Cfmc ChairMeN THROUGH THE YEARS. Eugenio Pieiro. Carlos Farchette. Hector Vega. Virdin Brown. CFMC Executive directors. Miguel Roln. Omar Muoz. CFMC staff. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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WELCOME

In Celebration of the 150th Meeting of theCaribbean Fishery Management Council

THE first Caribbean Council Members

SOME Cfmc ChairMeN THROUGH THE YEARS

Hector VegaVirdin BrownEugenio PieiroCarlos Farchette

CFMC Executive directorsOmar MuozMiguel Roln

CFMC staff

Maria PastranaSecretary

Iris OliverasSecretary

Livia MontalvoOffice Automation

Natalia PerdomoInternDiana MartinoAssistant to the Executive Director and Executive SecretaryVivian RuizAccounting TechnicianMaria de los A. IrizarryFiscal Officer

Graciela Garcia-MolinerFMP and Habitat SpecialistMiguel RolnExecutive Director

Some of our partners from nmfsRoy E. Crabtree, Ph.D. Regional Administrator SEROJoe Kimmel, retiredBill ArnoldCaribbean Branch ChiefPhil SteeleShepherd GrimesLegal CounselMichael McLemoreCounsel OCGMiguel LugoCaribbean Branch Office

Some of Our achievements in time

Spiny Lobster FMP and amendmentsShallow Water Reef Fish FMP and amendmentsCorals and Reef and Reef Assoc. Plants and Invertebrates FMP and amendmentsGeneric EFH Amendment to all FMPsComprehensive Amendment by the CFMC to Amend its Reef Fish, Spiny Lobster, Queen Conch, and Coral FMPs - SFA

Other cfmc achievementsThe Caribbean Fishery Management Council achievements include the establishing of the first Marine Conservation District in the United States EEZ - The Hind Bank Marine Conservation District.Also, the CFMC manages the following marine reserves:Grammanik Bank Closed AreaBajo de SicoAbrir la Sierra BankTourmaline BankThe Mutton Snapper Spawning Aggregation Area The Lang Bank Red Hind Spawning Aggregation Area

Other cfmc achievementsThe CFMC established the International Queen Conch Initiative in 1996, in coordination with the US Department of State, and Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC).

The CFMC has collaborated with WECAFC and the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism of CARICOM in several pan-Caribbean management projects.

In addition, the CFMC is the convener of the Fish Spawning Aggregations Workgroup and the Queen Conch Management Workgroup.

Other cfmc achievements

2009

2014The CFMC has been one of the sponsors and actively participates in the Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW) and the Fish Fry Event, in Washington, D.C. for the past few years.

RECENT cfmc EVENTS

On December of 2012 the CFMC moved its headquarters from the Western Bank Plaza Building to the Citi Bank Building in San Juan, PR. Western Bank Plaza BuildingCiti Bank BuildingWELCOME to our headquarters at270 Muoz Rivera Ave, Suite 401

Dr. Andrew Kemmerer - NMFS SERO Director Mr. Ignasio Morales - Council Fishery StatisticianMs. Ins Vivas - Council SecretaryDr. Jack Dammann - Council Member and Chief ScientistMr. Fernando Castillo - Council Fishery Economist and Fiscal OfficerMr. Bob McAuliffe - AP Member, St Croix FisherDr. Jos A. Surez Caabro - Council Member PRMr. Rolf Juhl - LIP DNER and SERO, RA Designee Mr. Ivn Snchez - CODREMAR and Council MemberMr. Bill Turner - SERO, RA DesigneeIn Memoriam

Caribbean fishery management councilThe CFMC wants to express its appreciation to all who have been involved and have cooperated in the Council processes and achievements during the past several years.

Special thanks to the Council staff; members of the NOAA Fisheries SERO and SEFSC; especially, the SERO Caribbean Branch Office staff. Also, our gratitude goes to the Governments of Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands agencies (DNER and DPNR)

Special thanks to the fishers of all three Islands: Puerto Rico, St Thomas/St. John and St Croix. Thank You

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