Gulf Council Seeks Applicants for Scientific and Statistical Committees

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is seeking applicants for its Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSC).Current members must reapply to be considered for future membership.   The Council has one standing and seven special Scientific and Statistical Committees comprised of individuals who have expertise in statistics, fishery biology, marine ecology, economics, sociology, anthropology, or…

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Join the Discussion: Recreational Fishing for Red Snapper – the 2018 Season

Please Join the Discussion:  Recreational Fishing for Red Snapper – the 2018 Season What:   NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Administrator, Dr. Roy Crabtree and newly appointed Southeast Fisheries Science Center Director,  Dr. Clay Porch will provide an update and take questions about red snapper management in the Gulf of Mexico including the 2018 recreational red snapper fishing season.   When: …

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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…

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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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