January 30, 2019
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has rescheduled a workshop that was set to occur at 6:00 p.m. on February 14, 2019 at the Hale Boggs Federal Building located at 500 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130.
The meeting will now be held beginning at 6:00 p.m. on February 12, 2019 at La Quinta Inn & Suites, 2610 Williams Blvd. Kenner, LA 70062.
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and NOAA Fisheries will be hosting this workshop to inform for-hire operators about the new hail-out and electronic reporting requirements.
New reporting requirements will be implemented for federally permitted charter and headboat vessels in the Gulf of Mexico this year. Vessels will have to hail-out before taking a trip; complete an electronic report for each trip before offloading fish; and have a device permanently affixed to each vessel that, at minimum, archives vessel position and transmits that information to NOAA Fisheries.
Visit our website for a complete list of workshops across the Gulf: http://gulfcouncil.org/meetings/public-hearings-scoping-workshops/