GIS Data for the Caribbean Fisheries
These management area maps and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data represent the areas from Title 50 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 622, Fishery Management Plans (FMPs). The data on this page are for areas that include the Caribbean.
THESE MAPS AND DATA ARE FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY. The CFR should be consulted for the precise legal definition of the FMPs and geographic coordinates.
Below are maps and corresponding GIS data listed in order by the CFR Subpart or Appendix. The "Subpart" link includes the entire regulation on the electronic CFR website. The "Section" link is a text file that includes the specific area description and/or coordinates from the CFR. Esri's ArcGIS software or Google Earth can be used to open shapefiles. Metadata (information about the data file) for each GIS layer is available in XML or an easy-to-read HTML format. Google Earth can also be used to open zipped KML (KMZ) files to view individual managed areas. A link to download Google Earth has been provided below. Please click on the appropriate blue hyperlink to view or download the file.
Subpart S - Reef Fish Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Red Hind closure
Mutton Snapper spawning aggregation area
Red Hind spawning aggregation areas- East of St. Croix
Red Hind spawning aggregation areas- West of Puerto Rico
Grammanik Bank closed area
Bajo de Sico closed area
Hind Bank Marine Conservation District
Subpart V - Queen Conch Resources of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Appendix E - Caribbean Island/Island Group Management Areas
Puerto Rico, St. Croix and St.Thomas/St.John Management areas