Gulf Council

Gulf Council’s Law Enforcement Technical Committee and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission Law Enforcement Committee to Meet March 13

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting of it’s Law Enforcement Technical Committee (LETC), in conjunction with the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission Law Enforcement Committee (LEC), on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.  The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Bay Point Resort, located at 4114 Jan Cooley Drive, Panama City…

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Commercial Hook-and-Line Harvest of King Mackerel in Federal Waters of the Gulf of Mexico Southern Zone Will Close on February 20, 2018

FB18-013 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: February 16, 2018 CONTACT: Kelli O’Donnell, 727-824-5305, kelli.odonnell@noaa.gov   Commercial Hook-and-Line Harvest of King Mackerel in Federal Waters of the Gulf of Mexico Southern Zone Will Close on February 20, 2018 WHAT/WHEN: Commercial hook-and-line harvest of king mackerel in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) Southern Zone (depicted…

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Final Rule Modifies the Number of Unrigged Hooks Carried On Board Bottom Longline Vessels in the Gulf of Mexico

FB18-011 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE:    February 6, 2018 CONTACT:   Kelli O’Donnell, 727-824-5305, Kelli.Odonnell@noaa.gov   Final Rule Modifies the Number of Unrigged Hooks Carried On Board Bottom Longline Vessels in the Gulf of Mexico   KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries announces a final rule modifying commercial bottom longline regulations in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf). WHEN THIS…

Gulf Council

Gulf Council Seeks Applicants for Reef Fish and Shrimp Advisory Panel

For Immediate Release February 5, 2018   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is accepting applications for membership on the Reef Fish Advisory Panel and the Shrimp Advisory Panel for the next three-year term. Advisory Panels are charged with advising the Council on specific fishery issues and are comprised of individuals who are knowledgeable…

Gulf Council

Application Deadline Extended – Gulf Council Seeking New Executive Director

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is currently accepting applications for the position of Executive Director. The Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer responsible for conducting the business of the Council and implementing the Council’s policies, actions, fishery management activities, and decisions by providing direction and supervision of administrative and scientific staff.…

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Government Shutdown – IFQ Program Operations During the Shutdown

FB18-005 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: January 22, 2018   GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IFQ Program Operations During the Shutdown   KEY MESSAGE: IFQ Customer Support is currently unavailable to take phone calls or e-mails due to the lapse in federal government FY18 appropriations. During the government shutdown IFQ participants can leave messages for Catch Share Support at…

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NOAA Fisheries is now accepting applications for the Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program (BREP)

High-priority areas for Fiscal Year 2018 projects include: Developing innovative and effective technologies; gear modifications; avoidance programs and techniques; and/or improved fishing practices in commercial and recreational fisheries and aquaculture to reduce bycatch impacts. Improving understanding and reduction of post-release and other indirect mortality, including barotrauma, predation, and unaccounted mortality in commercial and recreational fisheries…