Kid Fishing

January Council Meeting Preview

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet by webinar January  25-28, 2021. The Committee and Council Agendas, and meeting materials are available on the Council Meeting Webpage. You will be able to join the webinar at this link during the meeting.  Public testimony will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 2:30…

Lophelia

New Regulations Protect Deep-Water Corals

Coral reefs are among the most diverse ecosystems on earth. Healthy coral reef ecosystems support fisheries and recreational activities across the world. Deep-water coral reefs found in light-limited environments deeper than 164 feet (27 fathoms) are different from the typical shallow coral reefs you might be familiar with. They can live to be hundreds, if…

Shrimp

October Council Meeting Preview

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet by webinar October 26-29, 2020. The Committee and Council Agendas, and meeting material are available on the Council Meeting Webpage.You will be able to join the webinar at this link during the meeting.  Public testimony will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 1:00 –…

Big Red Drum

September Council Meeting Preview

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet by webinar September 28-30, 2020. This meeting is being held to replace the regularly scheduled August Council meeting which was cancelled because two hurricanes developed in the Gulf of Mexico.  The Committee and Council Agendas, and meeting materials are available on the Council Meeting Webpage. You…

yellow tail snapper

August Council Meeting Preview

  The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet by webinar August 24-28, 2020. The Committee and Council Agendas, and meeting material are available on the Council Meeting Webpage.   You will be able to join the webinar at this link during the meeting. Public testimony will be held on Thursday beginning at 1:20…

Madison Steamboat

June Council Meeting Preview

June Council Meeting Preview The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet June 15-18, 2020 by webinar. The Committee and Council Agendas, and meeting materials will be posted as they become available on the Council Meeting’s webpage. Information on how to register for the webinar will also be posted as it becomes available. Public testimony will…

AJ Mike Jennings

January Council Meeting Preview

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet at the Hyatt Centric French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana, January 27-30, 2020. You’re more than welcome to join us in person or via webinar. Public comment will be held on Wednesday, January 29th, from 1:45 – 5:30 PM. If you can’t join us to comment,…

Boat

Meet the Council: Mr. Troy Williamson

Meet the Council: Mr. Troy Williamson, Recreational Angler and Advocate from Texas Getting ready for a day on the Gulf The Gulf Council is comprised of fishermen and other experts in the fishery from states across the Gulf of Mexico. Drawing upon the expertise of these local fishermen ensures that federal fishing regulations are made…