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New South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico For-Hire Electronic Reporting Requirements Begin January 2021

The following NOAA Fisheries Bulletin is provided as a courtesy: New South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico For-Hire Electronic Reporting Requirements Begin January 2021 Educational materials are on their way to all permit holders and are available online NOAA Fisheries and the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Councils are implementing the new…

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Gulf Council to Host Webinar Public Hearing on Status Determination Criteria and Optimum Yield for Reef Fish Stocks and Red Drum

Meeting Notice November 9, 2020 The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host a public hearing via webinar on proposed Reef Fish Amendment 48 and Red Drum Amendment 5. The webinar will be held on November 17, 2020 beginning at 6:00 PM EST. Register for the webinar here. The Council must define maximum sustainable…

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October Council Update

For Immediate Release October 30, 2020   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met virtually on October 26-28, 2020. The Council began by populating its Council Committee Roster for October 2020 – August 2021. The meeting agenda was modified to allow Council members, fishermen, and the broader stakeholder community time to prepare for the…

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Gulf Council Meeting and Opportunities for Public Engagement Impacted by Anticipated Landfall of Tropical Storm Zeta

For Immediate Release October 27, 2020   This week’s Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meeting will be modified to allow our Council, fishermen, and broader stakeholder community time to prepare for the anticipated landfall of tropical storm Zeta.   The Council plans to work late on Tuesday, October 27 to complete modified Council Committee…

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Gulf Council and NOAA Fisheries Will Host a Virtual Question and Answer Session with the Public

For Immediate Release October 23, 2020 The Gulf Council Chairman, Dr. Tom Frazer; Regional Administrator of NOAA Fisheries, Dr. Roy Crabtree; Director of the Southeast Regional Science Center, Dr. Clay Porch; and Sustainable Fisheries Division Director for the Regional Science Center, Dr.Shannon Cass-Calay will be answering questions from the public. The session will begin at…