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2019 For-Hire Red Snapper Season Announced

This NOAA Fishery Bulletin is provided as a courtesy to our subscribers: FB19-014 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: March 7, 2019 CONTACT: SERO Sustainable Fisheries, 727-824-5305 WHAT/WHEN: The 2019 red snapper fishing season for federally permitted for-hire vessels is 62 days in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico Season dates are: Federally Permitted For-Hire Vessels:…

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Gulf Council’s Standing, Reef Fish, Mackerel, Shrimp, and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committee to Meet

Meeting Notice February 21, 2019 The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host a meeting of its Standing, Reef Fish, Mackerel, Shrimp, and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committee to meet. The meeting will convene at 8:30 AM on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 and adjourn by 12:00 PM on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The Scientific and…

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Commercial Hook-and-Line Harvest of King Mackerel in Southern Zone Will Close on February 22, 2019

FB19-009 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: February 20, 2019 CONTACT:  Kelli O’Donnell, 727-824-5305, Kelli.ODonnell@NOAA.gov   WHAT/WHEN: Commercial hook-and-line harvest of king mackerel in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) Southern Zone (depicted in map below) will close at 12:01 a.m., local time, on February 22, 2019. Commercial hook-and-line harvest will reopen at 12:01 a.m., local…

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Gulf Council Seeks Applicants for Ecosystem and Outreach and Education Technical Committees

For Immediate Release February 15, 2019   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is accepting applications for stakeholder representatives to serve on the Ecosystem Technical Committee and the Outreach and Education Technical Committee. Technical Committees are special advisory panels made up of academics, agency, and industry personnel with expertise in relevant subject matter that…

Commercial Gillnet Harvest of King Mackerel in the Gulf Southern Zone Closed on February 8, 2019

FB19-006 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: February 8, 2019 CONTACT:  Kelli O’Donnell, 727-824-5305, Kelli.ODonnell@NOAA.gov   WHAT/WHEN: Commercial gillnet harvest of king mackerel in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico Southern Zone closed at 12 p.m., (local time) on February 8, 2019. Commercial gillnet harvest will reopen at 6:00 a.m., (local time) on January 21, 2020. WHY…