NOAA

Commercial Harvest of King Mackerel Closes in the Northern Zone on May 15, 2018 (Updated 5/17/18)

FB18-030 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: May 11, 2018 CONTACT: Kelli O’Donnell, 727-824-5305,Kelli.O’Donnell@noaa.gov WHAT/WHEN/WHERE:  Commercial harvest of king mackerel in federal waters of the Northern Zone will close at 12:01 am (local time) on May 15, 2018. The Northern Zone for Gulf of Mexico king mackerel is located in federal waters between a line at 87°31.1′…

Gulf Council

Gulf Council to Hold Webinar Public Hearing for Amendment 49 – Sea Turtle Release Gear

Meeting Notice May 7, 2018   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a public hearing webinar to collect comments on Reef Fish Amendment 49 – Modifications to the Sea Turtle Release Gear and Framework Procedure for the Reef Fish Fishery. The amendment considers modifying the sea turtle release requirements to allow three…

Gulf Council

Gulf Council Seeks Applicants for Scientific and Statistical Committees

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is seeking applicants for its Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSC).Current members must reapply to be considered for future membership.   The Council has one standing and seven special Scientific and Statistical Committees comprised of individuals who have expertise in statistics, fishery biology, marine ecology, economics, sociology, anthropology, or…

Gulf Council

Join the Discussion: Recreational Fishing for Red Snapper – the 2018 Season

Please Join the Discussion:  Recreational Fishing for Red Snapper – the 2018 Season What:   NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Administrator, Dr. Roy Crabtree and newly appointed Southeast Fisheries Science Center Director,  Dr. Clay Porch will provide an update and take questions about red snapper management in the Gulf of Mexico including the 2018 recreational red snapper fishing season.   When: …