NOAA Fisheries announces a final rule for for yellowtail snapper in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf). This rule modifies the gear requirement for the commercial harvest and adjusts the fishing year for both commercial and recreational fishermen.Details
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 and management of the fishery resources, or who are engaged in the harvest of Gulf of Mexico managed species.Details
Gulf Council Schedules Public Hearing Meetings for Shrimp Amendment 17B and Scoping Workshops for Coral Amendment 7
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host a series of meetings to gather public comments on two issues. Shrimp Amendment 17B considers setting harvest benchmarks, setting a target number of permits, creating a permit pool, and allowing transit through federal waters. Coral Amendment 7 considers designating protections for deep-water coral areas in the Gulf of Mexico.Details
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene its Shrimp Advisory Panel on February 16, 2017.Details
The Gulf Council’s website, GulfCouncil.org, is currently undergoing a website redesign.
The Gulf Council’s Standing Reef Fish, Coastal Migratory Pelagic, and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committees to Meet
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of its Scientific and Statistical Committees on Tuesday, January 10.Details