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Gulf Council’s Standing, Reef Fish, Red Drum and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committees will Meet via Webinar

Meeting Notice April 25, 2019 The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host a meeting of its Standing, Reef Fish, Red Drum, and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committees. The meeting will convene at 2:00 p.m., EDT and adjourn by 5:00 p.m., EDT on Thursday, May 9 2019. The Scientific and Statistical Committees will address the following:…

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April Council Update

For Immediate Release April 10, 2019   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met last week in Biloxi, Mississippi. The following is a brief overview of what was accomplished:   State Management of Private Recreational Red Snapper The Council took final action on Reef Fish Amendment 50: State Management for Recreational Red Snapper. The…

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Gulf Council Suggests Replacing Historical Captain Permits with Standard Charter/Headboat Permits

For Immediate Release April 3, 2019 This week in Biloxi, Mississippi, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council took final action to allow people with historical captain permits the option to replace them with standard for-hire permits for federally managed reef fish and/or coastal migratory pelagic species.  Each newly issued for-hire permit will have the…