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Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Recommends Prohibiting Trolling and Possession of Reef Fish Year-Round in Madison-Swanson and Steamboat Lumps Marine Protected Areas

For Immediate Release June 18, 2020   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council took final action on a framework action that considers modifying surface trolling provisions and possession allowances in the Madison-Swanson and Steamboat Lumps Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).  The Council recommends prohibiting all fishing year-round in both Madison-Swanson and Steamboat Lumps.  The Council…