June 2018 Council Meeting Preview

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet on June 18-21 at the Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel in Key West, Florida. You’re welcome to join us in person or you can watch a live broadcast of the meeting.  Photo: Erik Cordes Public comment will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 20,…

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January 2018 Council Update

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met January 29-February 1, 2018, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Here is a summary of some of the issues that were discussed: Spiny Lobster The Council reviewed the draft Options Paper for Spiny Lobster Amendment 13, which considers making federal regulations for commercial spiny lobster bully netting consistent with…

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Gulf Council 2017 Year-End Review

It’s that time of year again when most of us take stock of the year behind and begin to look forward to the year ahead. In the Gulf federal fisheries world, this year was characterized, yet again, with recreational quota closures for three of our “most wanted” species; gray triggerfish, amberjack, and red snapper. The…

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