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Gulf Council to Hold a Special Council Meeting to Take Final Action on State Management of Recreational Red Snapper* *Update – Meeting has been cancelled.

 Meeting Notice February 4, 2019   Update: This meeting has been cancelled. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet on Monday, February 18th, 2019 at the Doubletree by Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore in Tampa, Florida. This special Reef Fish Committee and full Council meeting will be held to allow the Council the opportunity…

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Gulf Council and NOAA Fisheries Host For-Hire Reporting Requirement Workshops

Meeting Notice January 18, 2019 New reporting requirements will be implemented for federally permitted charter and headboat vessels in the Gulf of Mexico this year. Vessels will have to hail-out before taking a trip; complete an electronic report for each trip before offloading fish; and have a device permanently affixed to each vessel that, at…

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Gulf Council Seeking to Hire Fishery Biologist

For Immediate Release January 17, 2019   Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Seeks New Fishery Biologist   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is currently accepting applications for the position of Fishery Biologist.   The Fishery Biologist will be under the direct supervision of the Deputy Executive Director.  The primary responsibility of this position is marine…

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The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Publishes 2019 Fishing Regulations and Transitions to Fish Rules Mobile App

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has published the 2019 commercial and recreational fishing regulations on the Federal Regulations page of its website. The regulations will be updated throughout the year as regulatory changes are made.   Additionally, on January 1, 2019 the Council will fully transition its federal fishing regulations to the Fish Rules mobile…