Teacher At Sea

April 2018 Council Meeting Preview

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meets next week at the Marriott Courtyard in Gulfport, MS. You’re welcome to join us in person or you can watch a live broadcast of the meeting via webinar. Public comment will be held on Thursday, April 19thfrom 12:30 – 3:30 CST. If you can’t testify in person,…

Lobster

January 2018 Council Update

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met January 29-February 1, 2018, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Here is a summary of some of the issues that were discussed: Spiny Lobster The Council reviewed the draft Options Paper for Spiny Lobster Amendment 13, which considers making federal regulations for commercial spiny lobster bully netting consistent with…

Lobster

January 2018 Council Meeting Preview

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. Public comment will be held on Wednesday, January 31, from 2:45 – 6:00 pm, CST. If you…

gray trigger fish

Gulf Council 2017 Year-End Review

It’s that time of year again when most of us take stock of the year behind and begin to look forward to the year ahead. In the Gulf federal fisheries world, this year was characterized, yet again, with recreational quota closures for three of our “most wanted” species; gray triggerfish, amberjack, and red snapper. The…

Urchin

Maps, Management Tools, and Educational Resources

Photo: G.P. Schmal FGBNMS Have you ever scoured the internet in search of new fishing spots? Tried to figure out where you can or can’t fish? Do you ever research a particular species or habitat in the Gulf of Mexico? Do you wonder about the information and decision-making process behind fishing regulations? If so, we’re…

phil blue

Meet The Council – Phil Dyskow and Dr. Bob Shipp

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is composed of the five Gulf State Marine Resource Directors, the Regional Administrator of NOAA Fisheries, and 11 members of the public who have experience and expertise in the fishery. The Council recently welcomed Dr. Greg Stunz back to the Council for his second term and inducted new…

Avid Angling Fishing Charters

October 2017 Council Meeting Preview

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meets at the Beau Rivage Resort in Biloxi, Mississippi next week.  You’re welcome to join us at the meeting or to listen via a live broadcast from the comforts of home. Public testimony will be held on Wednesday, October 4 from 12:30 – 5:00 p.m. local time.  If…

Paul Borowski

August 2017 Council Meeting Preview

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meets next week at the Marriott Plaza in San Antonio. You’re welcome to join us in person or watch a live broadcast of the meeting. Public testimony will be held on Wednesday, August 9 from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. local time. If you can’t come to submit comment…