BSIA Overview

BSIA stands for “best scientific information available.” It’s a term used often when making important fisheries management decisions, so it’s helpful to define BSIA, summarize how it is determined, and specify who decides what is BSIA. What is BSIA? The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (The Magnuson-Stevens Act) governs modern fisheries management and includes…

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Gulf Council Requests Proposals to Address Expanded Sampling of the Fleet for Effort Monitoring in the Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Industry

For Immediate Release July 15, 2021 The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) seeks a highly-qualified contractor to organize and expand a vessel position monitoring system for the federally permitted Gulf of Mexico shrimp industry.  The current Gulf of Mexico electronic logbook (ELB) program that utilized a 3G cellular network to transmit data is…

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Federal Commercial Fishing Regulations are Now Available in the New Fish Rules Commercial App

For Immediate Release May 25, 2021 Federal commercial fishing regulations in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic are now available on the free Fish Rules Commercial mobile app. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council have partnered with Fish Rules, LLC to create an app to host…