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Reminder Regarding the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Programs in the Gulf of Mexico

FB18-088      FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: December 18, 2018 CONTACT: Catch Share Customer Support, (866) 425-7627 (option 2, 8am – 4:30pm EST), nmfs.ser.catchshare@noaa.gov KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries is sending an end-of-year reminder to ensure IFQ participants are informed about end of year restrictions as well as subsequent start of year information. We are also providing additional…

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NOAA Fisheries Will Withhold a Portion of the Red Grouper Individual Fishing Quota in Anticipation of a Quota Reduction

FB18-087 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: December 17, 2018 CONTACT: Peter Hood, peter.hood@noaa.gov (727) 824-5305 KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries will withhold distribution of 59.4 percent of red grouper IFQ commercial allocation on January 1, 2019, the percentage of an intended commercial annual catch limit reduction requested by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). The…

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Reminder of New Requirements for Commercial Reef Fish Permitted Vessels

This NOAA Fishery Bulletin is provided as a courtesy to our subscribers: FB18-079 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: November 16, 2018 CONTACT: Sustainable Fisheries Division (727) 824-5305 KEY MESSAGE: In June 2018, NOAA Fisheries implemented new requirements to improve compliance and increase management flexibility in the Gulf of Mexico individual fishing quota (IFQ) programs. One change requires all…

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Commercial Harvest of King Mackerel Reopens in the Western Zone

The following NOAA Fisheries Bulletin is provided as a courtesy to our subscribers: FB18-076 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: November 6, 2018 CONTACT: Lauren Waters, 727-824-5305, Lauren.Waters@noaa.gov WHAT/WHEN/WHERE: Commercial harvest of king mackerel in federal waters of the Western Zone will reopen for seven days in November 2018. Commercial harvestwill reopen at 12:01 am, local time,…

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October 2018 Council Update

For Immediate Release October 30, 2018   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met in Mobile, Alabama, October 22-25, 2018. The following is a brief summary of the Council’s actions: Cobia After hearing public comment at its October meeting in Mobile, Alabama, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council chose to modify the commercial…

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Gulf Council will Convene its Red Snapper and Grouper-Tilefish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Advisory Panel

Meeting Notice October 18, 2018 The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene its Red Snapper and Grouper-Tilefish Individual Fishing Quota Advisory Panel. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Gulf Council’s office, located at 4107 W. Spruce Street, Suite 200, Tampa, FL…

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Revised Reporting Requirements for Federal Seafood Dealers Through November 21, 2018

The following press release from NOAA Fisheries is provided as a courtesy to our subscribers: FB18-068 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: October 12, 2018 CONTACT: Catch Share Customer Support, (866) 425-7627 (option 2, 8am – 4:30pm EST), nmfs.ser.catchshare@noaa.gov KEY MESSAGE: Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida panhandle on October 10, 2018. NOAA Fisheries has determined that…