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Gulf Council Seeks Applicants for Data Collection and Coral Advisory Panels

For Immediate Release February 8, 2019   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is accepting applications for membership on the Data Collection Advisory Panel and the Coral Advisory Panel. Advisory Panels are charged with advising the Council on specific fishery issues and are comprised of individuals who are knowledgeable and interested in the conservation…

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January Council Update

For Immediate Release February 6, 2019   State Management of Recreational Red Snapper The Council heard a summary of comments received during public hearings and reviewed draft amendments for establishing state management programs for recreational red snapper. The Council added a new alternative, and made it the preferred, which would allocate the private angling annual…

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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…