Baton Rouge, Louisiana to work on some fisheries issues that might interest
figure out when the Council plans to discuss the topics that you’re interested
held on Wednesday, April 9, from 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm.
Council plans to address at next weeks meeting:
|Photo: Emily Muehlstein
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The Council will review the legal and policy aspects of allocation, consider the public comments received during public hearings for red snapper allocation, and discuss the final draft of the red snapper allocation amendment. You’re welcome to read the amendment, watch this quick video, read the amendment guide, send us an online comment, or review the comments we’ve received on the issue so far.
The Council will also discuss possible modifications to the red snapper individual fishing quota program.
The Council will discuss the Texas shrimp closure for 2014 and review a draft of an options paper for Shrimp Amendment 16, which considers adjusting the annual catch limit and accountability measures for royal red shrimp.
The Council will discuss the details of the definition of for-hire fishing.The Council plans to review an options paper for Reef Fish Amendment 40 that considers separating the recreational sector into private and for-hire components.
The council will also review a white paper on the Development of a Charter For-hire Electronic Reporting Program.