NOAA

Commercial Harvest of King Mackerel will Close in the Western Zone on October 5, 2018

FB18-064 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: October 1, 2018 CONTACT: Susan Gerhart, 727-824-5305, Susan.Gerhart@noaa.gov WHAT/WHEN/WHERE: Commercial harvest of king mackerel in federal waters of the Western Zone will close at 12:00 pm, local time, on October 5, 2018. Commercial harvest will reopen at 12:01 am, local time, on July 1, 2019. WHY THIS CLOSURE IS HAPPENING: The 2018/2019…

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 Launches Redesigned Website

May 23, 2017     The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has launched a redesign of the website www.gulfcouncil.org. Along with a more contemporary design, changes have been made to site navigation to ensure quick and easy access to essential information.   Key features of the site include an emphasis on upcoming public meetings…

Gulf Council

Gulf Council Hosts Webinar Public Hearings on Proposed Changes to Vermillion 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 vermillion snapper annual catch limits and maximum sustainable yield proxies. Public hearings begin…