NOAA

Enhancements to the Login Procedure for the Catch Shares Online System

FB17-039 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: July 20, 2017 CONTACT: Catch Share Customer Support, (866) 425-7627 (option 2, 8am – 4:30pm EST), nmfs.ser.catchshare@noaa.gov Enhancements to the Login Procedure for the Catch Shares Online System KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries has simplified the login procedure for the catch share online system. The catch share online system is home to the…

Gulf Council

Outreach and Education Technical Committee to Meet

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene the Outreach and Education Technical Committee on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST. The meeting will be held at the Council offices located at 2203 N.Lois Ave, Suite 1100, Tampa, Florida 33607. The Technical Committee will discuss outreach and education efforts on fish measurement, barotrauma…

NOAA

Commercial Harvest of Greater Amberjack in Federal Waters Will Close on June 20, 2017

FB17-033 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: June 14, 2017CONTACT: Kelli O’Donnell, 727-824-5305,Kelli.Odonnell@noaa.gov   WHAT/WHEN: Commercial harvest of greater amberjack in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico will close at 12:01 on June 20, 2017. Commercial harvest will reopen at 12:01 a.m. (local time on January 1, 2018. WHY THIS CLOSURE IS HAPPENING: The latest report…

Gulf Council

Gulf Council Update – June 2017

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met in Naples, Florida, June 5 – 8, 2017, to discuss a number of fishery issues. The following is a summary of the Council’s actions:   Appointments for Coastal Migratory Pelagics and Red Drum Advisory Panels The Council appointed 16 members to the Coastal Migratory Pelagics Advisory Panel…

NOAA

NOAA Fisheries Announces Final Rule to Adjust Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Sector Annual Catch Limits, Annual Catch Targets, and Quotas

FB17-032 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: June 6, 2017 CONTACT: Kelli O’Donnell, 727-824-5305, Kelli.ODonnell@noaa.gov KEY MESSAGE: Amendment 28 to the reef fish fishery management plan shifted 2.5 percent of the red snapper quota allocation from the commercial sector to the recreational sector. A court order vacated the amendment and requires NOAA Fisheries to reinstate the sector…