NOAA

Commercial Harvest of Greater Amberjack in Federal Waters Will Close on June 20, 2017

FB17-033 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: June 14, 2017CONTACT: 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 will close at 12:01 on June 20, 2017. Commercial harvest will reopen at 12:01 a.m. (local time on January 1, 2018. WHY THIS CLOSURE IS HAPPENING: The latest report…

NOAA

NOAA Fisheries Announces Final Rule to Adjust Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Sector Annual Catch Limits, Annual Catch Targets, and Quotas

FB17-032 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: June 6, 2017 CONTACT: Kelli O’Donnell, 727-824-5305, Kelli.ODonnell@noaa.gov KEY MESSAGE: Amendment 28 to the reef fish fishery management plan shifted 2.5 percent of the red snapper quota allocation from the commercial sector to the recreational sector. A court order vacated the amendment and requires NOAA Fisheries to reinstate the sector…

NOAA

Commercial Harvest of King Mackerel in the Western Zone will Close May 21, 2017

FB17-029 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: May 17, 2017 CONTACT:  Kelli O’Donnell, 727-824-5305, Kelli.ODonnell@NOAA.gov     Commercial Harvest of King Mackerel in Federal Waters of the Gulf of Mexico Western Zone Will Close May 21, 2017   WHAT/WHEN/WHERE: Commercial harvest of king mackerel in federal waters of the Western Zone will close at 12:01 pm (local…

Gulf Council

Gulf Council Hosts Webinar Public Hearings on Proposed Changes to Vermilion Snapper Management and Minimum Stock Size Threshold for Reef Fish Stocks

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host public hearings via webinar to gather public comments on two issues. Reef Fish Amendment 44, which considers minimum stock size threshold for reef fish stocks; and Reef Fish Amendment 47, which considers modifying vermilion snapper annual catch limits and maximum sustainable yield proxies. Public hearings begin…