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October 2017 Council Update

For Immediate Release October 6, 2017 October 2017 Council Update   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met in Biloxi, Mississippi, October 2-5, 2017. The Council welcomed new member Phil Dyskow (FL) and returning member Dr. Bob Shipp (AL) to the Council. In addition, Dr. Greg Stunz (TX) was sworn in for an additional…

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Gulf Council Hosts Webinar Public Hearings on Proposed Changes to Vermilion Snapper Management and Minimum Stock Size Threshold for Reef Fish Stocks

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host public hearings via webinar to gather public comments on two issues. Reef Fish Amendment 44, which considers minimum stock size threshold for reef fish stocks; and Reef Fish Amendment 47, which considers modifying vermilion snapper annual catch limits and maximum sustainable yield proxies. Public hearings begin…