The Gulf Council Launches Redesigned Coral Portal Website to Enhance Understanding of Corals, Habitats, and Related Species

For Immediate Release December 5, 2019   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery has reinvented its Coral Portal website. The newly designed site features improved visuals with the following resources: Interactive maps displaying locations of corals, habitats, and fishery management areas in the Gulf of Mexico Tools used to support fisheries management decisions Educational resources designed…

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Gulf Council Continues Search for a Fishery Outreach Specialist

For Immediate Release November 13, 2019   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is currently accepting applications for the position of Fishery Outreach Specialist. Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, the Fisheries Outreach Specialist will provide a communication link between the Council and its constituents by developing the appropriate outreach and education…

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Reduction in the 2029/2020 Commercial Gillnet Quota for Gulf Southern Zone King Mackerel

The following Fishery Bulletin is provided as a courtesy: ISSUE DATE: November 13, 2019 FB19-017 CONTACT: Kelli O’Donnell, 727-824-5305, Kelli.ODonnell@noaa.gov WHAT/WHEN: The 2019/2020 Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) commercial quota for the king mackerel gillnet component is 530,043 lbs. The use of run-around gillnets for king mackerel is restricted to the Gulf southern zone (see map below).…

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Gulf Council Launches “Fishing for Our Future” Website

For Immediate Release October 31, 2019     The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has launched a new addition to its website called Fishing for Our Future. This new site is designed to educate stakeholders about release mortality and promote best fishing practices to reduce the likelihood that fish will die upon release. The site features…

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Gulf and South Atlantic Councils Convene a Join Meeting of Spiny Lobster Advisory Panels

Meeting Notice October 28, 2019 The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and South Atlantic Fishery Management Council will convene a joint meeting of Gulf and South Atlantic Spiny Lobster Advisory Panels. The meeting will be held from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM on November 13th, 2019 at the Hyatt Place Marathon, located at 1996…

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