The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) is excited to announce that we will resume in-person Council meetings in June. The meeting will be held Monday, June 21 through Friday, June 25, 2021 at the Opal Key Resort and Marina in Key West, Florida. Virtual participation will also be available.

In-person attendees will be required to follow the most up to date COVID-19 protocols determined by the Centers for Disease Control and local and state guidelines.  Additionally, the Council meeting room will have capacity restrictions and overflow members of the audience will be directed to a separate meeting room with a live stream of the meeting.

Public testimony will be held on the afternoon of Thursday, June 24, 2021. Those who chose to participate virtually will have equal opportunity to give public testimony. A sign-up form to give virtual testimony will be available on the Council Meeting webpage on the day of public testimony and registration closes one hour before public testimony begins.

2021 Council Meetings

June 21 – 25, 2021


Virtual via Webinar


 On Site at Opal Key Resort & Marina
245 Front Street
Key West, FL  33040

(305) 294-4000


Meeting Materials – coming soon

August 23 – 26, 2021

Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel
200 South Alamo Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

(210) 222-1400

October 25 – 28, 2021

Perdido Beach Resort
27200 Perdido Beach Resort Boulevard
Orange Beach, AL 36561

(251) 981-9811

2021 GMFMC and SAFMC Joint Workgroup Meetings

for Section 102 of the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018

June 3, 2021

2:00 – 4:00 PM EDT / 1:00 – 3:00 PM CDT

Virtual Meeting

Register for Webinar

Agenda and Meeting Materials

2022 Council Meetings

Destinations and locations will be announced at a later date

January 24 – 28, 2022

April 4 – 8, 2022

June 20 – 24, 2022

August 22 – 26, 2022

October 24 – 28, 2022

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