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The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee will Meet to Review Red Snapper Science

Meeting Notice March 17, 2021   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a four-day webinar of its Standing, Reef Fish, and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSC). The meeting will be held March 30 – April 2, 2021.   Along with three external independent reviewers, the SSC will begin by hearing…

Regulation Rationale: Minimum Size Limits

Have you ever wondered why regulations like size limits, seasons, and bag limits are set the way they are? In this series of articles, we’ll explore the logic used to set fishing regulations. We’ll explain why these types of regulations vary by species and explore the factors that are considered when we set them.  …

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The Gulf Council’s Law Enforcement Technical Committee Will Meet March 9, 2021

Meeting Notice February 11, 2021 The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host a virtual meeting of its Law Enforcement Technical Committee (LETC) in conjunction with the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Law Enforcement Committee (LEC). The meeting will convene from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, EST, on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. The LETC…