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The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s Standing, Socioeconomic, and Ecosystem Scientific and Statistical Committees to Meet August 9-11, 2021

Meeting Notice July 20, 2021     The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a three-day hybrid meeting (in-person and virtual) of its Standing, Socioeconomic, and Ecosystem Scientific and Statistical Committees. The meeting will be held on from 8:30 – 5:00 EDT on August 9-11, 2021, at the Council Office located at 4107…

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Gulf Council Continues to Seek Applicants for its Special Coral, Special Mackerel, and Special Shrimp Scientific and Statistical Committees

For Immediate Release July 2, 2021    The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) continues to seek applicants for its Special Coral, Special Mackerel, and Special Shrimp Statistical Committees (SSC).   The Council has one standing and eight special Scientific and Statistical Committees comprised of individuals who have expertise in stock assessment or quantitative…

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Gulf Council Solicits Proposals for Conducting an Expanded Sampling and Ageing Study on Gulf of Mexico Gray Triggerfish

For Immediate Release July 2, 2021 The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has issued a Request for Proposals for a qualified contractor to organize and conduct an ageing study on Gulf of Mexico gray triggerfish, Balistes capriscus to reconcile ageing differences in hard parts (i.e., otoliths versus dorsal spines).  The contractor is tasked with…

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Gulf Council Seeks Information from Fishermen and Divers on the Condition of Coral Reefs in the Gulf of Mexico

For Immediate Release July 1, 2021   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program would like your input on the condition of Coral Reefs in the Gulf of Mexico. Coral communities and habitats are an incredibly important part of the ocean ecosystem that we rely upon for sustainable fisheries.…

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Commerce Department Announces Council Appointments

For Immediate Release June 29, 2021   The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced the appointment of 31 members to the regional fishery management councils that partner with NOAA Fisheries to manage marine fishery resources. Established by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, councils are responsible for developing region-specific fishery management plans that safeguard and enhance the nation’s fisheries…

June 2021 Council Meeting Preview

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a 5-day meeting at the Opal Key Resort and Marina in Key West, Florida June 21-25, 2021. You can also join the meeting by webinar.   Public testimony will be held on Thursday, June 24 from 2:15 – 5:30 PM, EDT. If you plan to provide…