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The Gulf Council’s Law Enforcement Technical Committee Will Meet March 9, 2021

Meeting Notice February 11, 2021 The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host a virtual meeting of its Law Enforcement Technical Committee (LETC) in conjunction with the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Law Enforcement Committee (LEC). The meeting will convene from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, EST, on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. The LETC…

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The Gulf Council Recommends Increasing Gray Triggerfish and Lane Snapper Catch Limits

For Immediate Release January 28, 2021 Lane Snapper The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council took final action on a framework action to increase the lane snapper catch limits and modify the fishing season closure accountability measure. The most recent update assessment of lane snapper used catch and effort data from the Marine Recreational Information…

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Gulf Council Recommends Status Determination Criteria for Reef Fish Stocks and Red Drum

For Immediate Release December 1, 2020 The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council took final action on Reef Fish Amendment 48/Red Drum Amendment 5 which considers defining maximum sustainable yield (MSY), a maximum fishing mortality threshold (MFMT), a minimum stock size threshold (MSST), and an optimum yield (OY) for all managed stocks. These reference points are…