Gulf Council Recommends Allowing Federally Permitted For-Hire Vessels to Operate Under a Limited Exemption While Addressing Vessel Monitoring System Equipment Failures

For Immediate Release June 24, 2022   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council took final action on a Framework Action to ensure that for-hire trips are not delayed or canceled in the event of vessel monitoring system equipment failures.  As of March 1, 2022, vessels with charter vessel/headboat permits for reef fish and/or coastal…

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Gulf Council Recommends Modifying King Mackerel Catch Limits

For Immediate Release June 24, 2022 The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council took final action on Framework Amendment 11 to Modify Gulf group king mackerel Overfishing Limit (OFL), Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) and Annual Catch Limits (ACL).  The recent SEDAR 38 Update stock assessment determined that Gulf king mackerel is not overfished and is…

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The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committees to Meet July 7-8, 2022

Meeting Notice June 22, 2022   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting of its Standing, Reef Fish, Ecosystem, and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committees. The meeting will be held from 9:00 – 5:00 EDT, July 7 and 8, 2022. The meeting will be held at the Council Office located at…

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