NOAA

Recreational Harvest of Gray Triggerfish to Close August 17, 2018

FB18-055 August 10, 2018 For more information contact Lauren Waters, 727-824-5305, Lauren.Waters@noaa.gov WHAT/WHEN/WHERE: Recreational harvest of gray triggerfish in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) will close at 12:01 am (local time) on August 17, 2018. Recreational harvest will remain closed through the end of the year. WHY THIS CLOSURE IS HAPPENING: The 2018…

NOAA

REVISED Reminder: Gulf of Mexico Gray Triggerfish and Greater Amberjack Recreational Fishing Seasons Re-Open on August 1, 2018

FB18-052 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: July 30, 2018 CONTACT: Susan Gerhart, (727) 824-5305, Susan.Gerhart@noaa.gov   KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries reminds recreational fisherman that the Gulf of Mexico gray triggerfish and greater amberjack recreational fishing seasons re-open on August 1, 2018, at 12:01 a.m., local time.   For Gray Triggerfish: The recreational fixed closed seasons are…

Gulf Council

Gulf Council to Hold Webinar Public Hearing for Spiny Lobster Amendment 13

Meeting Notice July 20, 2018   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a public hearing via webinar to collect public comments on Amendment 13 – Modifications to the Spiny Lobster Gear Requirements and Cooperative Management Procedures. The Amendment considers aligning federal regulations in the EEZ off Florida with those of the state…

NOAA

NOAA Fisheries Releases Revised MRIP Recreational Catch and Effort Estimates

Today, NOAA Fisheries released revised Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) catch and effort estimates (1981-2017) as part of its recent transition from the Coastal Household Telephone Survey (CHTS) to the new, mail-based Fishing Effort Survey (FES). The agency also released preliminary estimates based on the FES for 2018 wave 1 (Jan. – Feb.). The release…