The Public Will Have Two Opportunities to Interact with Fishery Management Leadership During the January 25-28, 2021 Council Meeting

For Immediate Release January 21, 2020 The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meets January 25-28, 2021 by webinar. The Council is scheduled to take final action on four items at this meeting: Reef Fish Amendment 48/Red Drum Amendment 5 – Status Determination Criteria and Optimum Yield for Reef Fish and Red Drum Framework Action…

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NOAA Fisheries reaches out to fishermen by phone; conducting surveys for scientists to assess impacts on commercial/for-hire fishing operations and seafood dealers/processors related to COVID-19

The following NOAA Fisheries Bulletin is provided as a courtesy: ISSUE DATE: January 22, 2021                                                                                 …

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Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Announces Greater Amberjack Funding Opportunity for Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic Regions  

This news release is provided as a courtesy to our subscribers. January 8, 2021   The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (MASGC) is accepting proposal submissions to estimate the abundance of greater amberjack in the U.S. waters in the Gulf of Mexico (GoMEX) and South Atlantic (SA) regions. Proposal instructions are available in the funding request.…

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Gulf Council Solicits Proposals for Development of a Document and Geodatabase for Mesophotic and Deep-Water Corals in the Gulf of Mexico

For Immediate Release December 18, 2020   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has issued a Request for Proposals for a qualified contractor to compile and synthesize information on mesophotic and deep-water corals, and coral-related habitats throughout the Gulf of Mexico.  The selected contractor will be tasked with producing a report and developing a…

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The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committees to Meet January 5-7, 2021

Meeting Notice December 18, 2020   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a three-day webinar of its Standing, Reef Fish, Mackerel, Socioeconomic, and Ecosystem Scientific and Statistical Committees. The meeting will be held January 5 – 7, 2021.   The Scientific and Statistical Committees will address the following: Greater Amberjack: The SEDAR…

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The Gulf Council Asks Fishermen for Information on Gag Grouper

For Immediate Release December 10, 2020 The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council would like to gain a better understanding of gag grouper in the Gulf of Mexico. It is seeking information from anglers and divers about what they have observed, including any “strange things” that scientists and managers may need to know. Scientists are…

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Gulf Council Solicits Proposals for Development of a Fishery Ecosystem Plan

For Immediate Release December 4, 2020   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has issued a Request for Proposals for development of a Fishery Ecosystem Plan. The Council is seeking a qualified contractor to design and execute the development of a full Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) to support ecosystem-based fishery management in the Gulf…

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