Gulf Council

Gulf Council Convenes its Standing, Reef Fish, Mackerel, and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committees

Meeting Notice August 29, 2019   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host a meeting of its Standing, Reef Fish, Mackerel, and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committees. The meeting will convene at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 and adjourn no later than 5:00 PM on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. The meeting…

Gulf Council

Gulf Council Convenes its Coral and Shrimp Advisory Panels with its Coral Scientific and Statistical Committee

Meeting Notice August 27, 2019 The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host a meeting of its Coral and Shrimp Advisory panels in conjunction with its Coral Scientific and Statistical Committee. The meeting will convene from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM on Monday, September 16, 2019 at the Council offices located at 4107 W.…

Gulf Council

Gulf Council Recommends Values for Gray Snapper Status Determination Criteria and Modifies the Annual Catch Limits

For Immediate Release August 15, 2019   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council took final action on Reef Fish Amendment 51, which considers establishing or revising gray snapper status determination criteria and modifying Annual Catch Limits. The Council chose alternatives that minimize buffers and are consistent with the idea that the gray snapper stock…

NOAA

Modifications to Gear Requirements and Commercial Management Measures for the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic Spiny Lobster Fishery

  KEY MESSAGES: These requirements are for federal waters off Florida and address bully net gear requirements, commercial daily possession limits when using bully nets or diving for the harvest of spiny lobster, and the soak period for spiny lobster traps.     WHEN RULE WILL TAKE EFFECT: Regulations for commercial trap soak period are…

NOAA

Gulf Shrimp Fishery to Re-Open Off Texas on July 15, 2019

The following Fishery Bulletin is provided to our subscribers as a courtesy: FB19-036 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: July 10, 2019 CONTACT: Susan Gerhart, 727-551-5602, Susan.Gerhart@noaa.gov WHAT/WHEN: NOAA Fisheries announces federal waters from 9 to 200 nautical miles off Texas will open to shrimp trawling beginning 30 minutes after official sunset, local time, on July 15,…