Gulf Council

Gulf Council to Meet in New Orleans, Louisiana

Meeting Notice January 2, 2020     The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet January 27-30, 2020 at the Hyatt Centric in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The Council plans to discuss numerous issues including: the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, status determination criteria, trolling in Madison-Swanson and Steamboat Lumps, allocation, modifications to the commercial…

Gulf Council

The Gulf Council Launches Redesigned Coral Portal Website to Enhance Understanding of Corals, Habitats, and Related Species

For Immediate Release December 5, 2019   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery has reinvented its Coral Portal website. The newly designed site features improved visuals with the following resources: Interactive maps displaying locations of corals, habitats, and fishery management areas in the Gulf of Mexico Tools used to support fisheries management decisions Educational resources designed…

Gulf Council

Gulf Council Continues Search for a Fishery Outreach Specialist

For Immediate Release November 13, 2019   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is currently accepting applications for the position of Fishery Outreach Specialist. Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, the Fisheries Outreach Specialist will provide a communication link between the Council and its constituents by developing the appropriate outreach and education…

NOAA

Reduction in the 2029/2020 Commercial Gillnet Quota for Gulf Southern Zone King Mackerel

The following Fishery Bulletin is provided as a courtesy: ISSUE DATE: November 13, 2019 FB19-017 CONTACT: Kelli O’Donnell, 727-824-5305, Kelli.ODonnell@noaa.gov WHAT/WHEN: The 2019/2020 Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) commercial quota for the king mackerel gillnet component is 530,043 lbs. The use of run-around gillnets for king mackerel is restricted to the Gulf southern zone (see map below).…

Gulf Council

October 2019 Council Meeting Update

For Immediate Release October 31, 2019 The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met October 21-24, 2019 in Galveston, Texas. The Council inducted its newest member, Mr. Troy Williamson, a recreational fisherman from Texas. The Council also populated its Council Committees through October 2020. The following is a brief summary of the Council’s actions: For-Hire…