Standing, Reef Fish, and Coral Scientific and Statistical Committees to Meet on January 9, 2020

Meeting Notice December 20, 2019 The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host a meeting of its Standing, Reef Fish, and Coral Scientific and Statistical Committees. The meeting will convene from 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 9th at the Gulf Council’s office located at 4107 W. Spruce Street, Suite 200, Tampa, FL…

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Recreational and Commercial Harvest of Lane Snapper in Federal Waters of the Gulf of Mexico Will Close on December 13, 2019

This NOAA Fishery Bulletin is provided as a courtesy:  ISSUE DATE: December 10, 2019                                            FB19-079 CONTACT: Kelli O’Donnell, 727-824-5305, Kelli.ODonnell@noaa.gov Recreational and Commercial Harvest of Lane Snapper in Federal Waters of the Gulf of…

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The Gulf Council Launches Redesigned Coral Portal Website to Enhance Understanding of Corals, Habitats, and Related Species

For Immediate Release December 5, 2019   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery has reinvented its Coral Portal website. The newly designed site features improved visuals with the following resources: Interactive maps displaying locations of corals, habitats, and fishery management areas in the Gulf of Mexico Tools used to support fisheries management decisions Educational resources designed…

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Gulf Council Continues Search for a Fishery Outreach Specialist

For Immediate Release November 13, 2019   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is currently accepting applications for the position of Fishery Outreach Specialist. Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, the Fisheries Outreach Specialist will provide a communication link between the Council and its constituents by developing the appropriate outreach and education…

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Reduction in the 2029/2020 Commercial Gillnet Quota for Gulf Southern Zone King Mackerel

The following Fishery Bulletin is provided as a courtesy: ISSUE DATE: November 13, 2019 FB19-017 CONTACT: Kelli O’Donnell, 727-824-5305, Kelli.ODonnell@noaa.gov WHAT/WHEN: The 2019/2020 Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) commercial quota for the king mackerel gillnet component is 530,043 lbs. The use of run-around gillnets for king mackerel is restricted to the Gulf southern zone (see map below).…

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