In the first fiscal year of this project, the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Miami, Florida, and the Department of Agriculture, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, under Public Law 88-309, began development of a program of continuous collection of statistical information on the quantity and value of landings of commercial marine fishes and shellfishes from Puerto Rican coastal waters (Caillouet, Garcia and Higman, 1968).
Caillouet, C. W. Jr., J. B. Higman. (1969) Technical Assistance to the Commercial Fisheries Statistics Project of Puerto Rico (Final Report). Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Miami. Technical Report #69132