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Gulf Council Requests Proposals to Address Expanded Sampling of the Fleet for Effort Monitoring in the Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Industry

For Immediate Release July 15th, 2021   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) seeks a highly-qualified contractor to organize and expand a vessel position monitoring system for the federally permitted Gulf of Mexico shrimp industry.  The current Gulf of Mexico electronic logbook (ELB) program that utilized a 3G cellular network to transmit data…

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June 2017 Council Meeting Preview

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meets next week at the Naples Grand Beach Resort in Naples, Florida. You’re welcome to join us in person or watch a live broadcast of the meeting. Public comment will be held on Wednesday, June 7 from 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. local time. If you can’t testify in…

Podium Speaker

April 2017 Council Meeting Preview

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet next week at the Hyatt Regency in Birmingham,Alabama. You’re welcome to join us in person or watch a live broadcast of the meeting. Public comment will be held on Wednesday, April 5 from 1:30 – 5:00 p.m. local time. If you can’t testify in person, visit…

Spear Mark Miller

January 2017 Council Meeting Preview

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meets at the end of this month at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans, Louisiana. You’re welcome to join us in person or watch a live broadcast of the meeting. Photo: Mark Miller Public comment will be held on Wednesday, February 1 from 2:30 – 5:30 pm.…

Abby Webster

Reeling in 2016 and Baiting the Hook for 2017

Photo: Abby Webster Once again, we find ourselves at the end of one year and the beginning of another.  In the fisheries world, this means that we get to re-set our annual catch limits and start harvesting anew.  For many of our “most wanted” species the fishing season re-opens and will remain open until the…

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October 2016 Council Meeting Preview

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meets next week at the IP Resort Hotel in Biloxi, Mississippi. You’re welcome to join us or watch a live broadcast of the meeting. Public comment will be held on Wednesday, October 19 from 2:15 – 5:00 pm. If you can’t testify in person, visit our proposed amendments page…

Tom Frazer

Meet The Council – Dr. Tom Frazer

Photo Credit: University of Florida Do you ever wonder who makes fishery management decisions in the Gulf? The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council uses the best scientific information available and balances competing interests to make fishery management recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce. Each member of the Council is appointed to serve because they…

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August 2016 Council Meeting Preview

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meets next week at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans, Louisiana. You’re welcome to join us or watch a live broadcast of the meeting. Public comment will be held on Wednesday, August 17 from 2:15 – 5:00 pm CST. If you can’t testify in person, visit our…

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June Council 2016 Meeting Preview

Photo Credit: Primofish The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meets next week at the Hilton in Clearwater Beach, Florida to discuss some important fisheries issues.  You’re welcome to join us. Since it’s not always practical to travel to a meeting, you can watch this live broadcast from the comfort of your home or office…

Red Fish

How Was The Recreational Red Snapper Season Calculated?

Photo: Kathy Hoak The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council does not set the red snapper season length. Season length is calculated by scientists from National Marine Fisheries Service and is based on landings from previous fishing years. The Council does decide on regulations such as size limits, season openings, and allocation among the different…