Gulf Council Seeks Applicants for Ad Hoc Red Snapper and Grouper-Tilefish Individual Fishing Quota Program (IFQ) Advisory Panel

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has decided to disband its Ad Hoc Red Snapper IFQ Advisory Panel and replace it with an Advisory Panel that incorporates both red snapper and grouper-tilefish IFQ fishermen and fish dealers.  The Council is currently accepting applications for membership on the Ad Hoc Red Snapper and Grouper-Tilefish IFQ…

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August 2017 Council Update

For Immediate Release August 14, 2017 The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met in San Antonio, Texas, August 7-10, 2017, to discuss a number of fishery issues. The following is a summary of the Council’s actions: Stock Assessment Schedule The Council reviewed the stock assessment schedule and requested that Southeast Data Assessment and Review…

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Final Rule Modifying Commercial King and Spanish Mackerel Permit Restrictions

FB17-043                                                                                             FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: August 1, 2017 CONTACT: Rich Malinowski, 727-824-5305, Rich.Malinowski@noaa.gov KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries announces a final rule to allow fishing for and retaining the recreational bag and possession limits of king and Spanish mackerel in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf), South Atlantic, and Mid-Atlantic on a vessel with a federal commercial…

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Enhancements to the Login Procedure for the Catch Shares Online System

FB17-039 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: July 20, 2017 CONTACT: Catch Share Customer Support, (866) 425-7627 (option 2, 8am – 4:30pm EST), nmfs.ser.catchshare@noaa.gov Enhancements to the Login Procedure for the Catch Shares Online System KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries has simplified the login procedure for the catch share online system. The catch share online system is home to the…

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Commerce Department Announces 2017 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Appointments

The Secretary of Commerce recently announced the appointment of three members to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council.  The Council looks forward to welcoming the following appointees on August 11, 2017. Mr. Phillip Dyskow of Florida will join the Council for his first term.  He served as the former President of Yamaha Marine Group…

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Commercial Harvest of Greater Amberjack in Federal Waters Will Close on June 20, 2017

FB17-033 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: June 14, 2017CONTACT: Kelli O’Donnell, 727-824-5305,Kelli.Odonnell@noaa.gov   WHAT/WHEN: Commercial harvest of greater amberjack in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico will close at 12:01 on June 20, 2017. Commercial harvest will reopen at 12:01 a.m. (local time on January 1, 2018. WHY THIS CLOSURE IS HAPPENING: The latest report…

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