For Immediate Release May 10, 2018 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Seeks New Deputy Director The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is currently accepting applications for the position of Deputy Director. The Deputy Director serves as a member of the Council’s leadership team and assists the Executive Director in the operation of…Details
FB18-029 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: May 7, 2018 CONTACT: Susan Gerhart, 727-824-5305, Susan.Gerhart@noaa.gov Federal Waters Off Texas Close to Shrimping on May 15, 2018 KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries announces federal waters from 9 to 200 nautical miles off Texas will close to shrimp trawling at 30 minutes after official sunset, local time, on May 15, 2018,…Details
Meeting Notice May 7, 2018 The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a public hearing webinar to collect comments on Reef Fish Amendment 49 – Modifications to the Sea Turtle Release Gear and Framework Procedure for the Reef Fish Fishery. The amendment considers modifying the sea turtle release requirements to allow three…Details
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May 4, 2018
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The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is seeking applicants for its Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSC).Current members must reapply to be considered for future membership. The Council has one standing and seven special Scientific and Statistical Committees comprised of individuals who have expertise in statistics, fishery biology, marine ecology, economics, sociology, anthropology, or…Details
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council announces the selection of Dr. Carrie Simmons as its new Executive Director. Dr. Simmons, currently the Council’s Deputy Director will take the helm on June 1, 2018. She will replace Doug Gregory who will be retiring after the June Council meeting in Key West, Florida. “Dr. Simmons’…Details
Please Join the Discussion: Recreational Fishing for Red Snapper – the 2018 Season What: NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Administrator, Dr. Roy Crabtree and newly appointed Southeast Fisheries Science Center Director, Dr. Clay Porch will provide an update and take questions about red snapper management in the Gulf of Mexico including the 2018 recreational red snapper fishing season. When: …Details
For Immediate Release April 25, 2018 The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold eight public hearings and a webinar to solicit public comments on Draft Amendment 9 – Coral Habitat Areas Considered for Management in the Gulf of Mexico. The Council is currently considering creating several new coral habitat areas of particular concern in…Details
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting of it’s Outreach and Education Technical Committee on Thursday, May 10, 2018, in the Gulf Council’s conference room located at 2203 N. Lois Ave, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL, 33607. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m., EST. For…Details
For Immediate Release April 23, 2018 The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met in Gulfport, Mississippi, April 16 – 20, 2018. The following is a summary of the Councils actions: Recreational Red Snapper Season The Council received an update from NOAA Fisheries on the recreational red snapper season for 2018. Federally permitted…Details