Gulf Council’s Law Enforcement Technical Committee to Convene

Meeting Notice February 15, 2019   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s Law Enforcement Technical Committee will convene in conjunction with the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission Law Enforcement Committee. The meeting will be held from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the JW Marriott Hotel, located at 614…

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Gulf Council Seeks Applicants for Ecosystem and Outreach and Education Technical Committees

For Immediate Release February 15, 2019   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is accepting applications for stakeholder representatives to serve on the Ecosystem Technical Committee and the Outreach and Education Technical Committee. Technical Committees are special advisory panels made up of academics, agency, and industry personnel with expertise in relevant subject matter that…

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Gulf Council to Host Webinar Public Hearing on Generic Amendment to Carryover Unharvested Quota

Meeting Notice February 15, 2019 The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host a public hearing via webinar to solicit comments on a Generic Amendment that considers a provision to carry over the uncaught quota for applicable species to the following fishing year. Date/Time: 6:00 PM EST on Monday, March 4, 2019. Read the document here.…

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Gulf Council Seeks Applicants for Data Collection and Coral Advisory Panels

For Immediate Release February 8, 2019   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is accepting applications for membership on the Data Collection Advisory Panel and the Coral Advisory Panel. Advisory Panels are charged with advising the Council on specific fishery issues and are comprised of individuals who are knowledgeable and interested in the conservation…

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Gulf Council to Hold a Special Council Meeting to Take Final Action on State Management of Recreational Red Snapper* *Update – Meeting has been cancelled.

 Meeting Notice February 4, 2019   Update: This meeting has been cancelled. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet on Monday, February 18th, 2019 at the Doubletree by Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore in Tampa, Florida. This special Reef Fish Committee and full Council meeting will be held to allow the Council the opportunity…

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Gulf Council and NOAA Fisheries Host For-Hire Reporting Requirement Workshops

Meeting Notice January 18, 2019 New reporting requirements will be implemented for federally permitted charter and headboat vessels in the Gulf of Mexico this year. Vessels will have to hail-out before taking a trip; complete an electronic report for each trip before offloading fish; and have a device permanently affixed to each vessel that, at…

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