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Modifying The Bajo de Sico Seasonal Closure. Comparison of Management Alternatives. Britni Tokotch NOAA Fisheries Service Southeast Regional Office. Action 1: Extend the closed season for Bajo de Sico. Action 2: Prohibit Anchoring by Fishing Vessels.

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Modifying the bajo de sico seasonal closure

Modifying The Bajo de Sico Seasonal Closure

Comparison of Management Alternatives

Britni Tokotch

NOAA Fisheries Service

Southeast Regional Office


Action 1 extend the closed season for bajo de sico

Action 1: Extend the closed season for Bajo de Sico


Action 2 prohibit anchoring by fishing vessels

Action 2: Prohibit Anchoring by Fishing Vessels.

  • Alternative 1:No Action - do not prohibit anchoring by fishing vessels.

  • Alternative 2:Prohibit anchoring for 6 months. The 6-month closure will coincide with the closure period chosen in Action 1.

  • Alternative 3:Prohibit anchoring year-round.


Action 1 extend the closed season for bajo de sico1

Action 1: Extend the Closed Season for Bajo de Sico

  • Alternative 1: No Action - do not extend the seasonal closure of Bajo de Sico.


Action 1 extend the closed season for bajo de sico2

Action 1: Extend the Closed Season for Bajo de Sico

  • Alternative 2: Establish a 6 month closure of Bajo de Sico from October 1 – March 31in order to provide better protection for spawning aggregations of large snappers and groupers as well as coral reef habitat.

    • Option a: Prohibit fishing for all species, including HMS

    • Option b: Prohibit fishing for and possession of all species, including HMS

    • Option c: Prohibit fishing for council managed species

    • Option d: Prohibit fishing for and possession of council managed species


Action 1 extend the closed season for bajo de sico3

Action 1: Extend the Closed Season for Bajo de Sico

  • Alternative 3:Establish a 6 month closure of Bajo de Sico from December 1 – May 31 in order to provide better protection for spawning aggregations of large snappers and groupers as well as coral reef habitat.

    • Option a: Prohibit fishing for all species, including HMS

    • Option b: Prohibit fishing for and possession of all species, including HMS

    • Option c: Prohibit fishing for council managed species

    • Option d: Prohibit fishing for and possession of council managed species


Action 1 extend the closed season for bajo de sico4

Action 1: Extend the Closed Season for Bajo de Sico

  • Alternative 4:Extend closure of Bajo de Sico to 12 months in order to provide full protection for spawning aggregations of large snappers and groupers as well as coral reef habitat.

    • Option a: Prohibit fishing for all species, including HMS

    • Option b: Prohibit fishing for and possession of all species, including HMS

    • Option c: Prohibit fishing for council managed species

    • Option d: Prohibit fishing for and possession of council managed species


Action 2 prohibit anchoring by fishing vessels1

Action 2: Prohibit Anchoring by Fishing Vessels.

  • Alternative 1:No Action - do not prohibit anchoring by fishing vessels.

  • Alternative 2:Prohibit anchoring for 6 months. The 6-month closure will coincide with the closure period chosen in Action 1.

  • Alternative 3:Prohibit anchoring year-round.


Modifying the bajo de sico seasonal closure

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Alt 1 december 1 through end of february

Alt 1: December 1 through End of February

  • Prohibited:

    • Reef Fish

    • HMS

    • Spiny Lobster

    • Other Species

    • Bottom-Tending Gear

    • Trolling

    • Other Gear

  • Permitted:

    • Transit with Fish on Board


Alt 2 october 1 through march 31

Alt 2: October 1 through March 31

  • Option a:

    • Prohibited: Reef Fish, HMS, Spiny Lobster, Other Species, Bottom Gear, Trolling, Other Gear

    • Permitted: Transit with Fish on Board

  • Option b:

    • Prohibited: Reef Fish, HMS, Spiny Lobster, Other Species, Bottom Gear, Trolling, Other Gear, Transit with Fish on Board

    • Permitted: None

  • Option c:

    • Prohibited: Reef Fish, Spiny Lobster, Bottom Gear

    • Permitted: HMS, Other Species, Trolling, Other Gear, Transit with Fish on Board

  • Option d:

    • Prohibited: Reef Fish, Spiny Lobster, Bottom Gear, Transit with Fish on Board

    • Permitted: HMS, Other Species, Trolling, Other Gear


Alt 3 december 1 through may 31

Alt 3: December 1 through May 31

  • Option a:

    • Prohibited: Reef Fish, HMS, Spiny Lobster, Other Species, Bottom Gear, Trolling, Other Gear

    • Permitted: Transit

  • Option b:

    • Prohibited: Reef Fish, HMS, Spiny Lobster, Other Species, Bottom Gear, Trolling, Other Gear, Transit

    • Permitted: None

  • Option c:

    • Prohibited: Reef Fish, Spiny Lobster, Bottom Gear

    • Permitted: HMS, Other Species, Trolling, Other Gear, Transit

  • Option d:

    • Prohibited: Reef Fish, Spiny Lobster, Bottom Gear, Transit

    • Permitted: HMS, Other Species, Trolling, Other Gear


Alt 4 year round

Alt 4: Year-Round

  • Option a:

    • Prohibited: Reef Fish, HMS, Spiny Lobster, Other Species, Bottom Gear, Trolling, Other Gear

    • Permitted: Transit

  • Option b:

    • Prohibited: Reef Fish, HMS, Spiny Lobster, Other Species, Bottom Gear, Trolling, Other Gear, Transit

    • Permitted: None

  • Option c:

    • Prohibited: Reef Fish, Spiny Lobster, Bottom Gear

    • Permitted: HMS, Other Species, Trolling, Other Gear, Transit

  • Option d:

    • Prohibited: Reef Fish, Spiny Lobster, Bottom Gear, Transit

    • Permitted: HMS, Other Species, Trolling, Other Gear


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