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…

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Gulf Council Hosts Webinar Public Hearings on Proposed Changes to Vermillion 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 vermillion snapper annual catch limits and maximum sustainable yield proxies. Public hearings begin…

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NOAA Fisheries Announces the Federal Waters off Texas Close to Shrimping on May 15, 2017

FB17-026 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: May 8, 2017 CONTACT: Susan Gerhart, 727-824-5305, Susan.Gerhart@noaa.gov Federal Waters off Texas Closed to Shrimping on May 15, 2017   KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries announces federal waters from 9 to 200 nautical miles off Texas will close to shrimp trawling at 30 minutes after official sunset, local time, on May…

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The Gulf Council’s Standing and Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committees to Meet via Webinar

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of its Standing and Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committees on Wednesday, May 10, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT. The meeting will be held via webinar. The Scientific and Statistical Committees will address the following items: Vermillion Snapper OFL and ABC Projections…

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NOAA Fisheries Announces the Opening of the Western, Northern, and Southern (Gillnet component) Zones to Commercial King Mackerel Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico on May 11, 2017

FB17-025 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: May 3, 2017 CONTACT: Kelli O’Donnell, 727-824-5305, Kelli.ODonnell@NOAA.gov   NOAA Fisheries Announces the Opening of the Western, Northern, and Southern (Gillnet component) Zones to Commercial King Mackerel Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico on May 11, 2017 KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries announces the re-opening of the western, northern, and southern (gillnet…

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