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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.