For Immediate Release
July 12, 2022
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a two-day, in-person meeting of its Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Focus Group. The meeting will convene on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT and Wednesday, August 3, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Council Office located at 4107 West Spruce Street, Suite 200, Tampa, Florida 33607.
The Focus Group is tasked with reviewing the current IFQ programs’ goals and objectives, and to recommend their replacement and/or retention. The focus group is also expected to define the changes needed to improve the Red Snapper and Grouper-Tilefish IFQ programs to specifically address minimizing discards, fairness and equity, and new entrants’ issues.
Public comment will be taken at the end of each day, as time allows.
For meeting agenda and materials, click here.
Register to listen via webinar, here.