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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 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.
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