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…

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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…

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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…

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Gulf Council’s Ad Hoc Red Snapper & Grouper-Tilefish IFQ Advisory Panel To Meet, April 10

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of it’s Ad Hoc Red Snapper & Grouper-Tilefish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Advisory Panel. on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. The meeting will be held in the Council office conference room at 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, Florida, from 8:30 am to 5:00…

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NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments for an Application for an Exempted Fishing Permit to Test Trap Targeting of Lionfish in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Federal Waters

FB18-017 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: March 16, 2018 CONTACT: Kelli O’Donnell, (727) 824-5305, Kelli.Odonnell@noaa.gov   NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments for an Application for an Exempted Fishing Permit to Test Trap Targeting of Lionfish in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Federal Waters KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries is accepting comments on an application for an exempted fishing permit…

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