Gulf Council

April Council Update

For Immediate Release April 10, 2019   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met last week in Biloxi, Mississippi. The following is a brief overview of what was accomplished:   State Management of Private Recreational Red Snapper The Council took final action on Reef Fish Amendment 50: State Management for Recreational Red Snapper. The…

Gulf Council

Gulf Council Votes to Allow State Management of Recreational Red Snapper for Private Anglers

For Immediate Release April 4, 2019   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met this week in Biloxi, Mississippi and took final action on Reef Fish Amendment 50: State Management for Recreational Red Snapper.   The Council chose to delegate management authority of the private angling component for recreational red snapper fishing to each…

Gulf Council

Gulf Council Suggests Replacing Historical Captain Permits with Standard Charter/Headboat Permits

For Immediate Release April 3, 2019 This week in Biloxi, Mississippi, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council took final action to allow people with historical captain permits the option to replace them with standard for-hire permits for federally managed reef fish and/or coastal migratory pelagic species.  Each newly issued for-hire permit will have the…

NOAA

Recreational Harvest Closure of Greater Amberjack and Gray Triggerfish

This NOAA Fisheries Bulletin is provided as a courtesy: FB19-016 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: March 20, 2019 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 May 11, 2019. The 2020 recreational fishing year begins…

NOAA

New Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper and Hogfish Catch Limits

FB19-013 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: March 7, 2019 CONTACT:  Peter Hood, 727-824-5305, Peter.Hood@noaa.gov   New Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper and Hogfish Catch Limits KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries published a final rule to increase the commercial and recreational annual catch limits and recreational annual catch targets for Gulf of Mexico red snapper, as well as reduce…