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…

Gulf Council

Gulf Council to Convene Shrimp Advisory Panel and Host a Webinar Public Hearing on Shrimp Amendment 18

Meeting Notice February 22, 2019   On March 21, 2019, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene its Shrimp Advisory Panel and host a webinar public hearing on Shrimp Amendment 18: Modifying the Shrimp Effort Threshold.   The Shrimp Advisory Panel meeting will convene from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM at the Council…

Gulf Council

Gulf Council’s Standing, Reef Fish, Mackerel, Shrimp, and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committee to Meet

Meeting Notice February 21, 2019 The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host a meeting of its Standing, Reef Fish, Mackerel, Shrimp, and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committee to meet. The meeting will convene at 8:30 AM on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 and adjourn by 12:00 PM on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The Scientific and…

NOAA

Commercial Hook-and-Line Harvest of King Mackerel in Southern Zone Will Close on February 22, 2019

FB19-009 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: February 20, 2019 CONTACT:  Kelli O’Donnell, 727-824-5305, Kelli.ODonnell@NOAA.gov   WHAT/WHEN: Commercial hook-and-line harvest of king mackerel in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) Southern Zone (depicted in map below) will close at 12:01 a.m., local time, on February 22, 2019. Commercial hook-and-line harvest will reopen at 12:01 a.m., local…

Gulf Council

Gulf Council Seeks Applicants for Ecosystem and Outreach and Education Technical Committees

For Immediate Release February 15, 2019   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is accepting applications for stakeholder representatives to serve on the Ecosystem Technical Committee and the Outreach and Education Technical Committee. Technical Committees are special advisory panels made up of academics, agency, and industry personnel with expertise in relevant subject matter that…

Gulf Council

Gulf Council to Host Webinar Public Hearing on Generic Amendment to Carryover Unharvested Quota

Meeting Notice February 15, 2019 The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host a public hearing via webinar to solicit comments on a Generic Amendment that considers a provision to carry over the uncaught quota for applicable species to the following fishing year. Date/Time: 6:00 PM EST on Monday, March 4, 2019. Read the document here.…

Gulf Council

Gulf Council Seeks Applicants for Data Collection and Coral Advisory Panels

For Immediate Release February 8, 2019   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is accepting applications for membership on the Data Collection Advisory Panel and the Coral Advisory Panel. Advisory Panels are charged with advising the Council on specific fishery issues and are comprised of individuals who are knowledgeable and interested in the conservation…

Gulf Council

January Council Update

For Immediate Release February 6, 2019   State Management of Recreational Red Snapper The Council heard a summary of comments received during public hearings and reviewed draft amendments for establishing state management programs for recreational red snapper. The Council added a new alternative, and made it the preferred, which would allocate the private angling annual…