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REVISED Reminder: Gulf of Mexico Gray Triggerfish and Greater Amberjack Recreational Fishing Seasons Re-Open on August 1, 2018

FB18-052 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: July 30, 2018 CONTACT: Susan Gerhart, (727) 824-5305, Susan.Gerhart@noaa.gov   KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries reminds recreational fisherman that the Gulf of Mexico gray triggerfish and greater amberjack recreational fishing seasons re-open on August 1, 2018, at 12:01 a.m., local time.   For Gray Triggerfish: The recreational fixed closed seasons are…

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Final Rule to Modify Gulf of Mexico Mutton Snapper and Gag Management Measures

FB18-044 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: June 22, 2018 CONTACT: Rich Malinowski, 727-824-5305, Rich.Malinowski@noaa.gov   KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries announces a final rule modifying commercial and recreational mutton snapper and commercial gag management measures in the Gulf of Mexico. The rule will: Modify the annual catch limit for mutton snapper Remove the annual catch target Decrease the…

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NOAA Requests Submission of Landing Locations for All Commercially Permitted Reef Fish Vessels

FB18-040   FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: June 12, 2018 CONTACT: Catch Share Customer Support, (866) 425-7627 (option 2, 8am – 4:30pm EST), nmfs.ser.catchshare@noaa.gov   KEY MESSAGE: In May 2017, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council approved new requirements to improve compliance and increase management flexibility in the Gulf of Mexico individual fishing quota (IFQ) programs. One change…

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Gulf Council Seeks New Deputy Director

For Immediate Release May 10, 2018 Republished May 31, 2018   Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Seeks New Deputy Director   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is currently accepting applications for the position of Deputy Director.   The Deputy Director serves as a member of the Council’s leadership team and assists the Executive Director…