Red Grouper

August 2014 Council Meeting Preview

Photo: Don Demaria Ahoy, The Gulf Council will meet next week in Biloxi, Mississippi to work on some important fisheries issues. You’re more then welcome to join us at the meeting or you can listen live from your computer. We will welcome aboard two new Council members: David Walker, a commercial fishermen from Alabama, and…

Mackerel

April 2014 Council Meeting Preview

Ahoy, It’s that time again. The Gulf Council meets next week in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to work on some fisheries issues that might interest you.   You’re welcome to join us at the meeting or you can listen from your computer. The committee agenda and full Council agenda will help you figure out when the…

Boat Mark Miller

October 2013 Council Meeting Preview

  Photo: Mark Miller   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet next week in New Orleans, Louisiana to work on some fishery issues that may interest you. You are welcome to attend the meeting in person or you can listen from your computer. The committee agenda and full Council agenda will help you figure…

Buoys

June 2013 Council Meeting Preview

  Photo: Emily Muelstein The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet next week at the Crowne Plaza in Pensacola, Florida. The meeting is open to the public, but if you can’t make it you can listen in live from your computer. The committee agenda and full Council agenda will help you figure out when…

Cobia

How Hard Can it Really be to Count Fish?

Figuring out how many fish are in the Gulf of Mexico and how many we can harvest isn’t rocket science; it’s harder. Photo: Stubb Harder, because fisheries are dynamic; and because there are an overwhelming number of factors like tides, temperature, salinity, composition of the ocean floor, nutrients, and biological interactions among fish that complicate…

2012-13Council

Meet the Council: Chairman Kevin Anson

  Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Do you ever wonder what qualifies members of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council to make decisions about our fish? After all, they play an important role in fisheries management, and decisions they make could potentially affect us all. Council members are tasked with a very difficult…