Gulf Council

Gulf Council to Host Public Hearings and Webinar on Coral Amendment 9

For Immediate Release April 25, 2018   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold eight public hearings and a webinar to solicit public comments on Draft Amendment 9 – Coral Habitat Areas Considered for Management in the Gulf of Mexico. The Council is currently considering creating several new coral habitat areas of particular concern in…

Announcing a New Marine Resource Education Program (MREP) for Offshore Aquaculture

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is pleased to announce the Marine Resources Education Program (MREP) for Offshore Aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico. Interest in offshore aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico is growing.  Understanding the science, policy, and economics involved are key for effective participation within the industry. MREP Aquaculture provides an opportunity…

NOAA

Commercial Harvest of Greater Amberjack in Federal Waters of the Gulf of Mexico Will Not Reopen on June 1, 2018

FB18-022 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: April 2, 2018 CONTACT: Kelli O’Donnell, (727) 824-5305, Kelli.Odonnell@noaa.gov   WHAT/WHEN: Commercial harvest of greater amberjack in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) will not reopen June 1, 2018.  Commercial harvest will reopen at 12:01 a.m. (local time) on January 1, 2019.   WHY THIS CLOSURE IS HAPPENING: The latest report for…

NOAA

Final Rule Modifies the Recreational Greater Amberjack Fishing Year and Fixed Closed Season

FB18-021 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: March 28, 2018 CONTACT:Kelli O’Donnell, 727-824-5305,kelli.odonnell@noaa.gov   KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries announces a final rule modifying the greater amberjack recreational fishing year and fixed closed season in the Gulf of Mexico. Recreational fishing for greater amberjack will be open May 1-31, 2018. WHEN THIS RULE WILL TAKE EFFECT: Regulations will…