Caribbean Council Meeting

The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting.

The meetings will be held on August 28-29, 2012. The Council will convene on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will reconvene on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the El Conquistador Hotel, 1000 El Conquistador Avenue, Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 268 Mu[ntilde]oz Rivera Avenue, Suite 1108, San Juan, Puerto Rico
00918-1920, telephone: (787) 766-5926.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council will hold its 143rd regular Council Meeting to discuss the items contained in the following agenda:

August 28, 2012--9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

     Call to Order.
     Election of Officers.
     Adoption of Agenda.
     Consideration of the 142nd Council Meeting Verbatim
     Executive Director's Report.
     Report from Public Hearings and Scoping Meetings.

--ACLs/AMs Seagrassess
--White Paper FMPs by Areas
--Regular Amendment on Parrotfish Trips, Size Limits, and Trap Escape
Vents-Options Paper
Public Comment Period--(5) Five-minutes Presentations

August 29, 2012, 9 a.m.--5 p.m.

     Trap Reduction Project Report Update.
     Five Year Research Plan--Barbara Kojis.
     Queen Conch Compatible Regulations St. Croix and EEZ.
     Calendar vs. Fishing Year Issues.
     Enforcement Reports.

--Puerto Rico--DNER
--U.S. Virgin Islands--DPNR
--U.S. Coast Guard

     Administrative Committee Recommendations (July 31, 2012 Meeting).
     Meetings Attended by Council Members and Staff.
     Public Comment Period (5-Minutes Presentations).
     Other Business.
     Next Council Meeting.

The established times for addressing items on the agenda may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the timely completion of discussion relevant to the agenda items. To further accommodate
discussion and completion of all items on the agenda, the meeting may be extended from, or completed prior to the date established in this notice.

    The meetings are open to the public, and will be conducted in English. Simultaneous Interpretation (English/Spanish) will be provided. Fishers and other interested persons are invited to attend
and participate with oral or written statements regarding agenda issues.