BSIA Overview

BSIA stands for “best scientific information available.” It’s a term used often when making important fisheries management decisions, so it’s helpful to define BSIA, summarize how it is determined, and specify who decides what is BSIA. What is BSIA? The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (The Magnuson-Stevens Act) governs modern fisheries management and includes…

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April Council Meeting Preview

  The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet by webinar April 12-15, 2021. The Committee and Council Agendas, and meeting materials are available on the Council Meeting Webpage. You will be able to join the webinar at this link during the meeting.  Public testimony will be held on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 from 2:00 – 5:30 PM EDT.…

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