[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 44 (Wednesday, March 6, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 14503-14507]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05067]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 622

[Docket No. 120718255-3038-01]
RIN 0648-BC38

Amendment 4 to the Corals and Reef Associated Plants and 
Invertebrates Fishery Management Plan of Puerto Rico and the U.S. 
Virgin Islands; Seagrass Management

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments.


SUMMARY: NMFS proposes regulations to implement Amendment 4 to the 
Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Corals and Reef Associated Plants and 
Invertebrates of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) (Coral 
FMP), as prepared and submitted by the Caribbean Fishery Management 
Council (Council). If implemented, this rule would remove seagrasses 
from the Coral FMP. The intent of this rule and Amendment 4 to the 
Coral FMP is to address the future management of seagrasses in the U.S. 
Caribbean exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in accordance with the 
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-
Stevens Act).

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before April 5, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this document, identified by 
``NOAA-NMFS-2013-0021,'' by any of the following methods:
     Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public 
comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to 
www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-2013-0021, click the 
``Comment Now!'' icon, complete the required fields, and enter or 
attach your comments.
     Mail: Submit written comments to Maria del Mar Lopez, 
Southeast Regional Office, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, 
FL 33701.
    Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other 
address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, 
may not be considered by NMFS. All comments received are a part of the 
public record and will generally be posted for public viewing on 
www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying 
information (e.g., name, address, etc.), confidential business 
information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily 
by the sender will be publicly accessible. NMFS will accept anonymous 
comments (enter ``N/A'' in the required fields if you wish to remain 
anonymous). Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in 
Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF file formats only.
    Electronic copies of Amendments 4 to the Coral FMP, which include 
an Environmental Assessment, a regulatory flexibility analysis, a 
regulatory impact review, and a fishery impact statement, may be 
obtained from the Southeast Regional Office Web site at: http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/index.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maria del Mar Lopez, Southeast 
Regional Office, NMFS, telephone: 727-824-5305, email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Seagrasses in the U.S. Caribbean EEZ are 
managed under the Coral FMP. The Coral FMP was prepared by the Council 
and is implemented under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Act by 
regulations at 50 CFR part 622.


    The Magnuson-Stevens Act requires that annual catch limits (ACLs) 
and accountability measures (AMs) be established to end overfishing and 
prevent overfishing from occurring. Annual catch limits are levels of 
annual catch of a stock or stock complex that are set to prevent 
overfishing from occurring. Accountability measures are management 
controls to prevent ACLs from being exceeded, and to correct or 
mitigate overages of the ACL if they occur.
    To address the requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, NMFS 
published a final rule to implement the 2011 Caribbean ACL Amendment on 
December 30, 2011 (76 FR 82414). The 2011 Caribbean ACL Amendment 
included Amendment 3 to the Coral FMP. However, ACLs and AMs for 
seagrasses, which are included in the Coral FMP, were not established 
at that time. In Amendment 4 to the Coral FMP, the Council considered 
whether to set an ACL for seagrasses, designate seagrasses as ecosystem 
component species, or remove seagrasses from the Coral FMP. Because 
there is no direct or indirect harvest of any of the seagrass species 
listed in the Coral FMP, and future harvest is not anticipated, the 
Council decided to remove all seagrass species from the Coral FMP.

Management Measure Contained in This Proposed Rule

    If implemented, this rule would remove seagrass species from the 
Coral FMP, because the Council determined that Federal management of 
these seagrass species is unnecessary.
    The Coral FMP currently includes four individual species of 
seagrasses: Turtle grass (Thalassia testudinum), manatee grass 
(Syringodium filiforme), shoal grass (Halodule wrightii), widgeon grass 
(Ruppia maritima), and one group of species, the sea vines (Halophila 
spp., including H. decipiens, H. baillonis, H. engelmannii, and H. 
stipulacea (exotic)), all of which occur in U.S. Caribbean waters. 
Seagrasses were included in 1994 as members of the coral reef resources 
fishery management unit (FMU) of the Coral FMP. The Coral FMP defined 
the coral reef resources FMU to include a vast array of plants and 
invertebrates that provide habitats that are essential to the growth, 
development, and survival of managed finfish and other marine 
    The location, presence, and distribution of seagrasses in the EEZ 
are not well known, but the best available scientific information 
indicates that the vast majority of seagrasses occur in shallower 
Puerto Rico commonwealth and USVI territorial waters (state waters) due 
to depth-associated light limitations found in the EEZ. Seagrasses are 
not targeted either in the EEZ or in state waters, and future harvest 
is not anticipated. Both Puerto Rico and the USVI regulate activities 
involving seagrasses through their respective coastal zone management 
programs. Seagrasses have been identified as essential fish habitat 
(EFH) for stocks within the four Council FMPs (Queen Conch Resources of 
Puerto Rico and the USVI, Reef Fish Fishery of Puerto Rico and the 
USVI, Spiny Lobster Fishery of Puerto Rico and the USVI, and Coral). 
Essential fish habitat is defined by the Magnuson-Stevens Act as those 
waters and substrates necessary to fish for spawning, breeding, feeding 
or for growth to maturity. Additionally, seagrasses have been 
identified as habitat areas of particular concern (HAPC) within special 
areas in state waters.
    The Magnuson-Stevens Act's National Standard 7 guidelines require 
Councils to prepare FMPs only for overfished fisheries and other 
fisheries where regulation would serve some useful purpose, and where 
the present or

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future benefit of regulation would justify the costs. Because there is 
no known harvest of seagrass species, these species occur predominantly 
in state waters, and seagrasses are designated as EFH and HAPC in all 
of the Council FMPs, the Council determined that Federal management of 
seagrasses is unnecessary.

Other Changes Contained in This Proposed Rule

    This rule would also remove an outdated reference that aquarium 
trade species are for data collection purposes only, and correct 
boundary line descriptions for the Caribbean island management areas 
implemented in the 2010 Caribbean ACL Amendment.
    In 50 CFR part 622, Appendix A, NMFS proposes to remove the text 
regarding aquarium trade species as being in the ``data collection'' 
category in the Coral FMP and the Reef Fish FMP (Table 1 and Table 2). 
The 2011 Caribbean ACL Amendment removed aquarium trade species from 
the data collection category and set management reference points and an 
    This rule also proposes to correct two waypoint descriptions and 
three boundary line descriptions in Appendix E to part 622 that were 
implemented in the final rule for Amendment 2 to the Queen Conch FMP 
and Amendment 5 to the Reef Fish FMP (2010 Caribbean ACL Amendment)(76 
FR 82404, December 30, 2011). NMFS has determined that the description 
of waypoints B and C in the Puerto Rico Management Area (in Table 1) 
and waypoints B and C in the St. Thomas/St. John Management Area (in 
Table 3), as well as the boundary line that connects these two 
waypoints, were incorrectly described in that final rule. NMFS proposes 
to remove the description for points B and C in Appendix E, and 
maintain just the waypoints because the waypoints themselves are 
sufficient description of the boundary in those instances. NMFS also 
proposes to revise the description of the boundary line that connects 
waypoints B and C in Appendix E to be ``the 3-nautical mile Territorial 
boundary of the St. Thomas/St. John island group'' instead of ``the 
EEZ/Territorial boundary,'' to be consistent with the Council's intent 
for the specification of these Caribbean island management areas. 
Additionally, NMFS has determined that two boundary lines, one in the 
St. Croix Management Area (in Table 2) and one in the St. Thomas/St. 
John Management Area (in Table 3), were incorrectly described as the 
``EEZ/Territorial boundary'' and are proposed to be revised to 
``International/EEZ boundary.'' These revisions would also be 
consistent with the Council's intent for the specification of these 
Caribbean island management areas.


    Pursuant to section 304(b)(1)(A) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the 
AA has determined that this proposed rule is consistent with the 
amendment, the Magnuson-Stevens Act and other applicable law, subject 
to further consideration after public comment.
    This proposed rule has been determined to be not significant for 
purposes of Executive Order 12866.
    The Chief Counsel for Regulation of the Department of Commerce 
certified to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business 
Administration that this proposed rule, if implemented, would not have 
a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities. The factual basis for this determination is as follows:
    The purpose of this proposed rule is to address management of 
seagrasses in the EEZ. This proposed rule would remove seagrasses from 
the Coral FMP because there is no direct or indirect harvest of these 
species in the EEZ and no harvest is expected in the future. The 
Magnuson-Stevens Act provides the statutory basis for the proposed 
    No duplicative, overlapping, or conflicting Federal rules have been 
    No small entities have been identified that would be expected to be 
affected by this proposed action. As previously stated, this proposed 
rule would remove all seagrass species from the Coral FMP. No harvest 
of these species by any entities has been documented. As a result, this 
proposed rule would not be expected to directly apply to any small 
    This proposed rule would not establish any new reporting, record-
keeping, or other compliance requirements.
    The proposed removal of all seagrass species from the FMP would 
eliminate Federal management of these species. Other than the HAPC and 
EFH designations discussed in the preamble, no regulations have been 
implemented to protect seagrasses or otherwise manage seagrass harvest 
or the resource since the development of the Coral FMP. However, no 
harvest of seagrasses from either the Caribbean EEZ or state waters has 
been documented. As a result, no entities, either large or small, are 
expected to incur any direct change in revenue or profit if this rule 
is implemented.
    In addition to the one action considered in Amendment 4 to the 
Coral FMP and included in this proposed rule, this proposed rule would 
make two changes to the regulatory text in 50 CFR part 622. These 
proposed changes are described in the preamble. These changes clarify 
language associated with prior regulatory action. As a result, none of 
these proposed changes in the regulatory text would be expected to 
result in any reduction in profits to any small entities.
    Based on the discussion above, NMFS determines that this rule, if 
implemented, would not be expected to have any direct adverse economic 
impact on any small entities. As a result, an initial regulatory 
flexibility analysis is not required and none has been prepared.

List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 622

    Fisheries, Fishing, Puerto Rico, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Virgin Islands.

    Dated: February 27, 2013.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, performing the functions and 
duties of the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.

    For the reasons set out in the preamble, 50 CFR part 622 is 
proposed to be amended as follows:


1. The authority citation for part 622 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

2. In Appendix A to part 622, Tables 1 and 2 are revised to read as 

Appendix A to Part 622--Species Tables

Table 1 of Appendix A to Part 622--Caribbean Coral Reef Resources

I. Coelenterates--Phylum Coelenterata
A. Hydrocorals--Class Hydrozoa
1. Hydroids--Order Athecatae
    Family Milleporidae
    Millepora spp., Fire corals
    Family Stylasteridae
    Stylaster roseus, Rose lace corals
B. Anthozoans--Class Anthozoa
1. Soft corals--Order Alcyonacea
    Family Anthothelidae
    Erythropodium caribaeorum, Encrusting gorgonian
    Iciligorgia schrammi, Deepwater sea fan Family Briaridae
    Briareum asbestinum, Corky sea finger Family Clavulariidae
    Carijoa riisei
    Telesto spp.
2. Gorgonian corals--Order Gorgonacea
    Family Ellisellidae
    Ellisella spp., Sea whips Family Gorgoniidae

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    Gorgonia flabellum, Venus sea fan
    G. mariae, Wide-mesh sea fan
    G. ventalina, Common sea fan
    Pseudopterogorgia acerosa, Sea plume
    P. albatrossae
    P. americana, Slimy sea plume
    P. bipinnata, Bipinnate plume
    P. rigida
    Pterogorgia anceps, Angular sea whip
    P. citrina, Yellow sea whip
    Family Plexauridae
    Eunicea calyculata, Warty sea rod
    E. clavigera
    E. fusca, Doughnut sea rod
    E. knighti
    E. laciniata
    E. laxispica
    E. mammosa, Swollen-knob
    E. succinea, Shelf-knob sea rod
    E. touneforti
    Muricea atlantica
    M. elongata, Orange spiny rod
    M. laxa, Delicate spiny rod
    M. muricata, Spiny sea fan
    M. pinnata, Long spine sea fan
    Muriceopsis spp.
    M. flavida, Rough sea plume
    M. sulphurea
    Plexaura flexuosa, Bent sea rod
    P. homomalla, Black sea rod
    Plexaurella dichotoma, Slit-pore sea rod
    P. fusifera
    P. grandiflora
    P. grisea
    P. nutans, Giant slit-pore
    Pseudoplexaura crucis
    P. flagellosa
    P. porosa, Porous sea rod
    P. wagenaari
3. Hard Corals--Order Scleractinia
    Family Acroporidae
    Acropora cervicornis, Staghorn coral
    A. palmata, Elkhorn coral
    A. prolifera, Fused staghorn
    Family Agaricidae
    Agaricia agaricities, Lettuce leaf coral
    A. fragilis, Fragile saucer
    A. lamarcki, Lamarck's sheet
    A. tenuifolia, Thin leaf lettuce
    Leptoseris cucullata, Sunray lettuce
    Family Astrocoeniidae
    Stephanocoenia michelinii, Blushing star
    Family Caryophyllidae
    Eusmilia fastigiata, Flower coral
    Tubastrea aurea, Cup coral
    Family Faviidae
    Cladocora arbuscula, Tube coral
    Colpophyllia natans, Boulder coral
    Diploria clivosa, Knobby brain coral
    D. labyrinthiformis, Grooved brain
    D. strigosa, Symmetrical brain
    Favia fragum, Golfball coral
    Manicina areolata, Rose coral
    M. mayori, Tortugas rose coral
    Montastrea annularis, Boulder star coral
    M. cavernosa, Great star coral
    Solenastrea bournoni, Smooth star coral
    Family Meandrinidae
    Dendrogyra cylindrus, Pillar coral
    Dichocoenia stellaris, Pancake star
    D. stokesi, Elliptical star
    Meandrina meandrites, Maze coral
    Family Mussidae
    Isophyllastrea rigida, Rough star coral
    Isophyllia sinuosa, Sinuous cactus
    Mussa angulosa, Large flower coral
    Mycetophyllia aliciae, Thin fungus coral
    M. danae, Fat fungus coral
    M. ferox, Grooved fungus
    M. lamarckiana, Fungus coral
    Scolymia cubensis, Artichoke coral
    S. lacera, Solitary disk
    Family Oculinidae
    Oculina diffusa, Ivory bush coral
    Family Pocilloporidae
    Madracis decactis, Ten-ray star coral
    M. mirabilis, Yellow pencil
    Family Poritidae
    Porites astreoides, Mustard hill coral
    P. branneri, Blue crust coral
    P. divaricata, Small finger coral
    P. porites, Finger coral
    Family Rhizangiidae
    Astrangia solitaria, Dwarf cup coral
    Phyllangia americana, Hidden cup coral
    Family Siderastreidae
    Siderastrea radians, Lesser starlet
    S. siderea, Massive starlet
4. Black Corals--Order Antipatharia
    Antipathes spp., Bushy black coral
    Stichopathes spp., Wire coral
II. [Reserved]
    Aquarium Trade Species in the Caribbean Coral FMP
I. Sponges--Phylum Porifera
A. Demosponges--Class Demospongiae
    Aphimedon compressa, Erect rope sponge
    Chondrilla nucula, Chicken liver sponge
    Cynachirella alloclada
    Geodia neptuni, Potato sponge
    Haliclona spp., Finger sponge
    Myriastra spp.
    Niphates digitalis, Pink vase sponge
    N. erecta, Lavender rope sponge
    Spinosella policifera
    S. vaginalis
    Tethya crypta
II. Coelenterates--Phylum Coelenterata
A. Anthozoans--Class Anthozoa
1. Anemones--Order Actiniaria
    Aiptasia tagetes, Pale anemone
    Bartholomea annulata, Corkscrew anemone
    Condylactis gigantea, Giant pink-tipped anemone
    Hereractis lucida, Knobby anemone
    Lebrunia spp., Staghorn anemone
    Stichodactyla helianthus, Sun anemone
2. Colonial Anemones--Order Zoanthidea
    Zoanthus spp., Sea mat
3. False Corals--Order Corallimorpharia
    Discosoma spp. (formerly Rhodactis), False coral
    Ricordia florida, Florida false coral
III. Annelid Worms--Phylum Annelida
A. Polychaetes--Class Polychaeta
    Family Sabellidae, Feather duster worms
    Sabellastarte spp., Tube worms
    S. magnifica, Magnificent duster
    Family Serpulidae
    Spirobranchus giganteus, Christmas tree worm
IV. Mollusks--Phylum Mollusca
A. Gastropods--Class Gastropoda
    Family Elysiidae
    Tridachia crispata, Lettuce sea slug
    Family Olividae
    Oliva reticularis, Netted olive
    Family Ovulidae
    Cyphoma gibbosum, Flamingo tongue
B. Bivalves--Class Bivalvia
    Family Limidae
    Lima spp., Fileclams
    L. scabra, Rough fileclam
    Family Spondylidae
    Spondylus americanus, Atlantic thorny oyster
C. Cephalopods--Class Cephalopoda
1. Octopuses--Order Octopoda
    Family Octopodidae
    Octopus spp. (except the Common octopus, O. vulgaris)
V. Arthropods--Phylum Arthropoda
A. Crustaceans--Subphylum Crustacea
1. Decapods--Order Decapoda
    Family Alpheidae
    Alpheaus armatus, Snapping shrimp
    Family Diogenidae
    Paguristes spp., Hermit crabs
    P. cadenati, Red reef hermit
    Family Grapsidae
    Percnon gibbesi, Nimble spray crab
    Family Hippolytidae
    Lysmata spp., Peppermint shrimp
    Thor amboinensis, Anemone shrimp
    Family Majidae, Coral crabs
    Mithrax spp., Clinging crabs
    M. cinctimanus, Banded clinging
    M. sculptus, Green clinging
    Stenorhynchus seticornis, Yellowline arrow
    Family Palaemonida
    Periclimenes spp., Cleaner shrimp
    Family Squillidae, Mantis crabs
    Gonodactylus spp.
    Lysiosquilla spp.
    Family Stenopodidae, Coral shrimp
    Stenopus hispidus, Banded shrimp
    S. scutellatus, Golden shrimp
VI. Echinoderms--Phylum Echinodermata
A. Feather stars--Class Crinoidea
    Analcidometra armata, Swimming crinoid
    Davidaster spp., Crinoids
    Nemaster spp., Crinoids
B. Sea stars--Class Asteroidea
    Astropecten spp., Sand stars
    Linckia guildingii, Common comet star
    Ophidiaster guildingii, Comet star
    Oreaster reticulatus, Cushion sea star
C. Brittle and basket stars--Class Ophiuroidea
    Astrophyton muricatum, Giant basket star
    Ophiocoma spp., Brittlestars
    Ophioderma spp., Brittlestars
    O. rubicundum, Ruby brittlestar
D. Sea Urchins--Class Echinoidea
    Diadema antillarum, Long-spined urchin
    Echinometra spp., Purple urchin
    Eucidaris tribuloides, Pencil urchin
    Lytechinus spp., Pin cushion urchin
    Tripneustes ventricosus, Sea egg
E. Sea Cucumbers--Class Holothuroidea
    Holothuria spp., Sea cucumbers
VII. Chordates--Phylum Chordata
A. Tunicates--Subphylum Urochordata

Table 2 of Appendix A to Part 622--Caribbean Reef Fish

Unit 1
    Black snapper, Apsilus dentatus
    Blackfin snapper, Lutjanus buccanella
    Silk snapper, Lutjanus vivanus
    Vermilion snapper, Rhomboplites aurorubens
    Wenchman, Pristipomoides aquilonaris
Unit 2
    Cardinal, Pristipomoides macrophthalmus

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    Queen snapper, Etelis oculatus
Unit 3
    Gray snapper, Lutjanus griseus
    Lane snapper, Lutjanus synagris
    Mutton snapper, Lutjanus analis
    Dog snapper, Lutjanus jocu
    Schoolmaster, Lutjanus apodus
    Mahogany snapper, Lutjanus mahogani
Unit 4
    Yellowtail snapper, Ocyurus chrysurus
Serranidae--Sea basses and Groupers
Unit 1
    Nassau Grouper, Epinephelus striatus
Unit 2
    Goliath grouper, Epinephelus itajara
Unit 3
    Coney, Epinephelus fulvus
    Graysby, Epinephelus cruentatus
    Red hind, Epinephelus guttatus
    Rock hind, Epinephelus adscensionis
Unit 4
    Black grouper, Mycteroperca bonaci
    Red grouper, Epinephelus morio
    Tiger grouper, Mycteroperca tigris
    Yellowfin grouper, Mycteroperca venenosa
Unit 5
    Misty grouper, Epinephelus mystacinus
    Yellowedge grouper, Epinephelus flavolimbatus
    White grunt, Haemulon plumieri
    Margate, Haemulon album
    Tomtate, Haemulon aurolineatum
    Bluestriped grunt, Haemulon sciurus
    French grunt, Haemulon flavolineatum
    Porkfish, Anisotremus virginicus
    Spotted goatfish, Pseudupeneus maculatus
    Yellow goatfish, Mulloidichthys martinicus
    Jolthead porgy, Calamus bajonado
    Sea bream, Archosargus rhomboidalis
    Sheepshead porgy, Calamus penna
    Pluma, Calamus pennatula
    Blackbar soldierfish, Myripristis jacobus
    Bigeye, Priacanthus arenatus
    Longspine squirrelfish, Holocentrus rufus
    Squirrelfish, Holocentrus adscensionis
    Blackline tilefish, Caulolatilus cyanops
    Sand tilefish, Malacanthus plumieri
    Blue runner, Caranx crysos
    Horse-eye jack, Caranx latus
    Black jack, Caranx lugubris
    Almaco jack, Seriola rivoliana
    Bar jack, Caranx ruber
    Greater amberjack, Seriola dumerili
    Yellow jack, Caranx bartholomaei
    Blue parrotfish, Scarus coeruleus
    Midnight parrotfish, Scarus coelestinus
    Princess parrotfish, Scarus taeniopterus
    Queen parrotfish, Scarus vetula
    Rainbow parrotfish, Scarus guacamaia
    Redfin parrotfish, Sparisoma rubripinne
    Redtail parrotfish, Sparisoma chrysopterum
    Stoplight parrotfish, Sparisoma viride
    Redband parrotfish, Sparisoma aurofrenatum
    Striped parrotfish, Scarus croicensis
    Blue tang, Acanthurus coeruleus
    Ocean surgeonfish, Acanthurus bahianus
    Doctorfish, Acanthurus chirurgus
    Ocean triggerfish, Canthidermis sufflamen
    Queen triggerfish, Balistes vetula
    Sargassum triggerfish, Xanthichthys rigens
    Scrawled filefish, Aluterus scriptus
    Whitespotted filefish, Cantherhines macrocerus
    Black durgon, Melichthys niger
    Honeycomb cowfish, Lactophrys polygonia
    Scrawled cowfish, Lactophrys quadricornis
    Trunkfish, Lactophrys trigonus
    Spotted trunkfish, Lactophrys bicaudalis
    Smooth trunkfish, Lactophrys triqueter
    Hogfish, Lachnolaimus maximus
    Puddingwife, Halichoeres radiatus
    Spanish hogfish, Bodianus rufus
    Queen angelfish, Holacanthus ciliaris
    Gray angelfish, Pomacanthus arcuatus
    French angelfish, Pomacanthus paru
Aquarium Trade Species in the Caribbean Reef Fish FMP:
    Frogfish, Antennarius spp.
    Flamefish, Apogon maculatus
    Conchfish, Astrapogen stellatus
    Redlip blenny, Ophioblennius atlanticus
    Peacock flounder, Bothus lunatus
    Longsnout butterflyfish, Chaetodon aculeatus
    Foureye butterflyfish, Chaetodon capistratus
    Spotfin butterflyfish, Chaetodon ocellatus
    Banded butterflyfish, Chaetodon striatus
    Redspotted hawkfish, Amblycirrhitus pinos
    Flying gurnard, Dactylopterus volitans
    Atlantic spadefish, Chaetodipterus faber
    Neon goby, Gobiosoma oceanops
    Rusty goby, Priolepis hipoliti
    Royal gramma, Gramma loreto
    Creole wrasse, Clepticus parrae
    Yellowcheek wrasse, Halichoeres cyanocephalus
    Yellowhead wrasse, Halichoeres garnoti
    Clown wrasse, Halichoeres maculipinna
    Pearly razorfish, Hemipteronotus novacula
    Green razorfish, Hemipteronotus splendens
    Bluehead wrasse, Thalassoma bifasciatum
    Chain moray, Echidna catenata
    Green moray, Gymnothorax funebris
    Goldentail moray, Gymnothorax miliaris
    Batfish, Ogcocepahalus spp.
    Goldspotted eel, Myrichthys ocellatus
    Yellowhead jawfish, Opistognathus aurifrons
    Dusky jawfish, Opistognathus whitehursti
    Cherubfish, Centropyge argi
    Rock beauty, Holacanthus tricolor
    Sergeant major, Abudefduf saxatilis
    Blue chromis, Chromis cyanea
    Sunshinefish, Chromis insolata
    Yellowtail damselfish, Microspathodon chrysurus
    Dusky damselfish, Pomacentrus fuscus
    Beaugregory, Pomacentrus leucostictus
    Bicolor damselfish, Pomacentrus partitus
    Threespot damselfish, Pomacentrus planifrons
    Glasseye snapper, Priacanthus cruentatus
    High-hat, Equetus acuminatus
    Jackknife-fish, Equetus lanceolatus
    Spotted drum, Equetus punctatus
    Butter hamlet, Hypoplectrus unicolor
    Swissguard basslet, Liopropoma rubre
    Greater soapfish, Rypticus saponaceus
    Orangeback bass, Serranus annularis
    Lantern bass, Serranus baldwini
    Tobaccofish, Serranus tabacarius
    Harlequin bass, Serranus tigrinus
    Chalk bass, Serranus tortugarum
    Caribbean tonguefish, Symphurus arawak
    Seahorses, Hippocampus spp.
    Pipefishes, Syngnathus spp.
    Sand diver, Synodus intermedius
    Sharpnose puffer, Canthigaster rostrata
    Porcupinefish, Diodon hystrix

3. In Appendix E to part 622, Tables 1, 2 and 3 are revised to read as 

Appendix E to Part 622--Caribbean Island/Island Group Management Areas

Table 1 of Appendix E to Part 622--Coordinates of the Puerto Rico 
Management Area

    The Puerto Rico management area is bounded by rhumb lines 
connecting, in order, the following points.

            Point                  North lat.            West long.
A (intersects with the        19[deg]37'29''        65[deg]20'57''
 International/EEZ boundary).
B...........................  18[deg]25'46.3015''   65[deg]06'31.866''
From Point B, proceed
 southerly along the 3-
 nautical mile Territorial
 boundary of the St. Thomas/
 St. John island group to
 Point C
C...........................  18[deg]13'59.0606''   65[deg]05'33.058''
D...........................  18[deg]01'16.9636''   64[deg]57'38.817''
E...........................  17[deg]30'00.000''    65[deg]20'00.1716''
F...........................  16[deg]02'53.5812''   65[deg]20'00.1716''
From Point F, proceed
 southwesterly, then
 northerly, then easterly,
 and finally southerly along
 the International/EEZ
 boundary to Point A
A (intersects with the        19[deg]37'29''        65[deg]20'57''
 International/EEZ boundary).

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Table 2 of Appendix E to Part 622--Coordinates of the St. Croix 
Management Area

    The St. Croix management area is bounded by rhumb lines 
connecting, in order, the following points.

            Point                  North lat.            West long.
G...........................  18[deg]03'03''        64[deg]38'03''
From Point G, proceed
 easterly, then southerly,
 then southwesterly along
 the International/EEZ
 boundary to Point F
F...........................  16[deg]02'53.5812''   65[deg]20'00.1716''
E...........................  17[deg]30'00.000''    65[deg]20'00.1716''
D...........................  18[deg]01'16.9636''   64[deg]57'38.817''
G...........................  18[deg]03'03''        64[deg]38'03''

Table 3 of Appendix E to Part 622--Coordinates of the St. Thomas/St. 
John Management Area

    The St. Thomas/St. John management area is bounded by rhumb 
lines connecting, in order, the following points.

            Point                  North lat.            West long.
A (intersects with the        19[deg]37'29''        65[deg]20'57''
 International/EEZ boundary).
From Point A, proceed
 southeasterly along the
 International/EEZ boundary
 to Point G
G...........................  18[deg]03'03''        64[deg]38'03''
D...........................  18[deg]01'16.9636''   64[deg]57'38.817''
C...........................  18[deg]13'59.0606''   65[deg]05'33.058''
From Point C, proceed
 northerly along the 3-
 nautical mile Territorial
 boundary of the St. Thomas/
 St. John island group to
 Point B
B...........................  18[deg]25'46.3015''   65[deg]06'31.866''
A (intersects with the        19[deg]37'29''        65[deg]20'57''
 International/EEZ boundary).

[FR Doc. 2013-05067 Filed 3-5-13; 8:45 am]