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The Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils Convene the Joint Council Workgroup on Section 102:  Fishery Management Measures of the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018

Meeting Notice August 27, 2020 The Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils will convene a joint workgroup to address Section 102:  Fishery Management Measures of the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018.  This section of the Act expands the range of management mechanisms for the recreational sector and provides additional flexibility…

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Gulf Council Meeting Cancelled

For Immediate Release August 23, 2020   The August 24-28, 2020 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Meeting is cancelled because two hurricanes are developing in the Gulf of Mexico. The Question and Answer Session scheduled for the afternoon of Wednesday, August 26, 2020 is also cancelled.   The Council plans to hold an interim…

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Gulf Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committees to Meet via Webinar to Review the State and Federal Private Recreational Red Snapper Data Calibrations

Meeting Notice July 27, 2020   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s Standing, Reef Fish, Ecosystem, and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committees will meet via webinar. The meeting will be held from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, EDT on Tuesday, August 11, 2020; and from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, EDT on Wednesday, August…

The United States International Trade Commission Holds a Virtual Public Hearing on Seafood Obtained via Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing: U.S. Imports and Economic Impact on U.S. Commercial Fisheries

This content is provided as a courtesy to our subscribers: For Immediate Release July 23, 2020 The U.S. International Trade Commission is investigating the extent to which imports of seafood products obtained via illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing impact the U.S. commercial fishing industry. Information about the ongoing investigation can be found here.   A virtual…

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The Council Asks for Recommendations on Ways to Reduce Burdens on Domestic Fishing

For Immediate Release July 7, 2020 The President of the United States recently signed an Executive Order on Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth. The Executive Order aims to improve the competitiveness of our domestic seafood industry, put more Americans to work, and place more sustainably sourced and safe-to-eat seafood products on our families’…