NOAA

NOAA Fisheries Will Withhold a Portion of the Red Grouper Individual Fishing Quota in Anticipation of a Quota Reduction

FB18-087 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: December 17, 2018 CONTACT: Peter Hood, peter.hood@noaa.gov (727) 824-5305 KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries will withhold distribution of 59.4 percent of red grouper IFQ commercial allocation on January 1, 2019, the percentage of an intended commercial annual catch limit reduction requested by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). The…

NOAA

Reminder of New Requirements for Commercial Reef Fish Permitted Vessels

This NOAA Fishery Bulletin is provided as a courtesy to our subscribers: FB18-079 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: November 16, 2018 CONTACT: Sustainable Fisheries Division (727) 824-5305 KEY MESSAGE: In June 2018, NOAA Fisheries implemented new requirements to improve compliance and increase management flexibility in the Gulf of Mexico individual fishing quota (IFQ) programs. One change requires all…

Gulf Council

Gulf Council to Hold Public Hearings for Amendment 50 – State Management of Recreational Red Snapper

For Immediate Release November 15, 2018   The Gulf Council to Hold Public Hearings and Webinar on Draft  Amendment 50 – State Management of Recreational Red Snapper   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold ten public hearings and a webinar to solicit public comments on Draft Amendment 50 – State Management of Recreational…

NOAA

Commercial Harvest of King Mackerel Reopens in the Western Zone

The following NOAA Fisheries Bulletin is provided as a courtesy to our subscribers: FB18-076 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: November 6, 2018 CONTACT: Lauren Waters, 727-824-5305, Lauren.Waters@noaa.gov WHAT/WHEN/WHERE: Commercial harvest of king mackerel in federal waters of the Western Zone will reopen for seven days in November 2018. Commercial harvestwill reopen at 12:01 am, local time,…

Gulf Council

October 2018 Council Update

For Immediate Release October 30, 2018   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met in Mobile, Alabama, October 22-25, 2018. The following is a brief summary of the Council’s actions: Cobia After hearing public comment at its October meeting in Mobile, Alabama, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council chose to modify the commercial…

Gulf Council

Gulf Council will Convene its Red Snapper and Grouper-Tilefish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Advisory Panel

Meeting Notice October 18, 2018 The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene its Red Snapper and Grouper-Tilefish Individual Fishing Quota Advisory Panel. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Gulf Council’s office, located at 4107 W. Spruce Street, Suite 200, Tampa, FL…