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Gulf Council Continues Search for a Fishery Outreach Specialist

For Immediate Release November 13, 2019   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is currently accepting applications for the position of Fishery Outreach Specialist. Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, the Fisheries Outreach Specialist will provide a communication link between the Council and its constituents by developing the appropriate outreach and education…

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Reduction in the 2029/2020 Commercial Gillnet Quota for Gulf Southern Zone King Mackerel

The following Fishery Bulletin is provided as a courtesy: ISSUE DATE: November 13, 2019 FB19-017 CONTACT: Kelli O’Donnell, 727-824-5305, Kelli.ODonnell@noaa.gov WHAT/WHEN: The 2019/2020 Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) commercial quota for the king mackerel gillnet component is 530,043 lbs. The use of run-around gillnets for king mackerel is restricted to the Gulf southern zone (see map below).…

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October 2019 Council Meeting Update

For Immediate Release October 31, 2019 The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met October 21-24, 2019 in Galveston, Texas. The Council inducted its newest member, Mr. Troy Williamson, a recreational fisherman from Texas. The Council also populated its Council Committees through October 2020. The following is a brief summary of the Council’s actions: For-Hire…

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Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Seeks a Fishery Outreach Specialist

For Immediate Release October 17, 2019   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is currently accepting applications for the position of Fishery Outreach Specialist.   Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, the Fisheries Outreach Specialist will provide a communication link between the Council and its constituents by developing the appropriate outreach and…

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Gulf Council Convenes its Standing, Reef Fish, Mackerel, and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committees Via Webinar

Meeting Notice October 4, 2019   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host a meeting of its Standing, Reef Fish, Mackerel, and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committees via Webinar. The meeting will convene from 1:00 – 4:00 PM, EST on Tuesday, October 29, 2019.   The Scientific and Statistical Committees will review and…

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Continuation of Reductions in Gulf of Mexico Red Grouper Catch Levels

This NOAA Fisheries Bulletin is provided as a courtesy:   FB19-058 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: October 1, 2019 CONTACT: Peter Hood, 727-824-5305, Peter.Hood@noaa.gov    KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries has published a final rule that continues reductions in the Gulf of Mexico red grouper commercial and recreational annual catch limits and associated annual catch targets put in place…