NOAA

Changes to Making Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program Landing Notifications through the Vessel Monitoring System (VMS)

FB17-066 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE:    November 7, 2017 CONTACT: Catch Share Customer Support, (866) 425-7627 (option 2, 8am – 4:30pm EST), nmfs.ser.catchshare@noaa.gov   KEY MESSAGE: Changes are being made to make new approved landing locations and dealers available almost instantly for use by IFQ participants. To be more efficient, the drop-down menus are being replaced with…

Gulf Council

The Gulf Council’s Standing and Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committees to Meet by Webinar

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of its Standing and Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committees on Tuesday, October 31, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT. The meeting will be held via webinar. The Scientific and Statistical Committees will address the following items: Legislative approaches to recreational red snapper…

NOAA

Commercial Harvest of King Mackerel in Federal Waters of the Gulf of Mexico Western Zone Will Close on October 7, 2017

FB17-054 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: October 05, 2017 CONTACT:  Kelli O’Donnell, 727-824-5305,Kelli.ODonnell@NOAA.gov    Commercial Harvest of King Mackerel in Federal Waters of the Gulf of Mexico Western Zone Will Close on October 7, 2017 WHAT/WHEN/WHERE: Commercial harvest of king mackerel in federal waters of the Western Zone will close at 12:00 pm (local time) on…

Gulf Council

Officer of the Year Award Presented to Marine Patrol Officer Roy Lipscomb

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council awarded the 2016 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award to Marine Patrol Officer Roy Lipscomb with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR), Office of Marine Patrol. Officer Lipscomb was presented the prestigious award by Council Chairman Leann Bosarge and Council Executive Director Doug Gregory.   The…

NOAA

Revised Reporting Requirements for Federal Seafood Dealers in Florida through October 31, 2017

FB17-053 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: October 2, 2017 CONTACT: Catch Share Customer Support, (866) 425-7627 (option 2, 8am – 4:30pm EST), nmfs.ser.catchshare@noaa.gov KEY MESSAGE: Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida on September 10, 2017. NOAA Fisheries has determined that catastrophic conditions exist for the following Florida counties: Manatee, Sarasota, DeSoto, Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Monroe, Miami-Dade,…

Gulf Council

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council to Convene its Law Enforcement Technical Committee

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will Convene its Law Enforcement Technical Committee in Conjunction with the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Law Enforcement Committee on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The meetings will be held at the Battle House Renaissance Hotel, located at 26 North Royal Street, Mobile, AL…

Gulf Council

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Will hold its Ad Hoc Red Snapper Charter For-Hire and Ad Hoc Reef Fish Headboat Advisory Panel Meetings As Scheduled

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene the Ad Hoc Red Snapper Charter For-Hire Advisory Panel on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. The Ad Hoc Reef Fish Headboat Advisory Panel will meet on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. The meetings will be…

Gulf Council

September 12-14, 2017 Scientific and Statistical Committee Meeting Cancelled

Due to the threat from Hurricane Irma, the Scientific and Statistical Committee Meeting scheduled for September 12-14, 2017 has been cancelled. All hotel reservations made under the Gulf Council’s block of rooms have been cancelled and airline reservations made through Adtrav have been cancelled. Individuals who made their own reservations will need to cancel their…