NOAA

NOAA Fisheries Will Withhold a Portion of the Red Grouper Individual Fishing Quota in Anticipation of a Quota Reduction

FB18-087 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: December 17, 2018 CONTACT: Peter Hood, peter.hood@noaa.gov (727) 824-5305 KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries will withhold distribution of 59.4 percent of red grouper IFQ commercial allocation on January 1, 2019, the percentage of an intended commercial annual catch limit reduction requested by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). The…

Gulf Council

October 2017 Council Update

For Immediate Release October 6, 2017 October 2017 Council Update   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met in Biloxi, Mississippi, October 2-5, 2017. The Council welcomed new member Phil Dyskow (FL) and returning member Dr. Bob Shipp (AL) to the Council. In addition, Dr. Greg Stunz (TX) was sworn in for an additional…

Gulf Council

Gulf Council Hosts Webinar Public Hearings on Proposed Changes to Vermilion Snapper Management and Minimum Stock Size Threshold for Reef Fish Stocks

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host public hearings via webinar to gather public comments on two issues. Reef Fish Amendment 44, which considers minimum stock size threshold for reef fish stocks; and Reef Fish Amendment 47, which considers modifying vermilion snapper annual catch limits and maximum sustainable yield proxies. Public hearings begin…