The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meets at the end of this month at the Hyatt Centric, 800 Iberville Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. You’re welcome to join us in person or watch a live broadcast of the meeting.
The Council will look at a draft of Spiny Lobster Amendment 13 which considers making federal regulations for spiny lobster bully netting consistent with regulations recently adopted by the State of Florida. The document also considers allowing Florida to submit proposed lobster regulations directly to National Marine Fisheries Service without requiring Council action.
The Council will look at a revised draft of Reef Fish Amendment 41 which considers establishing an allocation based program to manage reef fish for federally permitted charter vessels.