NOAA

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.…

NOAA

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…

NOAA

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…

NOAA

Gulf of Mexico Recreational Gray Triggerfish and Greater Amberjack 2018 Fishing Seasons – Clarification of Federal Water Regulations

FB17-082 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: December 29, 2017 CONTACT: Lauren Waters, 727-824-5305, Lauren.Waters@noaa.gov Gulf of Mexico Recreational Gray Triggerfish and Greater Amberjack 2018 Fishing Seasons Clarification of Federal Water Regulations    WHAT/WHEN: The recreational harvest of gray triggerfish in the Gulf of Mexico federal waters will open 12:01 a.m., local time, on January 1, 2018,…

NOAA

Modifications to the Gulf of Mexico Greater Amberjack Allowable Harvest and Recreational Closed Season

FB17-080 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: December 28, 2017 CONTACT: Kelli O’Donnell, 727-824-5305, Kelli.ODonnell@noaa.gov Modifications to the Gulf of Mexico Greater Amberjack Allowable Harvest and Recreational Closed Season KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries announces a final rule modifying commercial and recreational greater amberjack management measures in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf). WHEN THIS RULE WILL TAKE EFFECT: Regulations will be…