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October 2021 Council Meeting Summary

For Immediate Release November 5, 2021     The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) met in Orange Beach, Alabama October 25-28, 2021.  The meeting began with the Council populating its Council Committees through August 2022.  The following is a brief summary of the Council’s actions:   Cobia The Council took final action on…

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The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s Standing, Reef Fish, Ecosystem, and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committees to Meet November 18, 2021

Meeting Notice November 1, 2021   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a one-day hybrid meeting (in-person and virtual) of its Standing, Reef Fish, Ecosystem, and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committees. The meeting will be held from 8:30 – 5:00 EST on November 18, 2021. The meeting will be held at the…

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NOAA Announces Survey Participation Requirement for Gulf of Mexico Federal For-Hire Permit Holders as Part of The Southeast For-Hire Integrated Electronic Reporting Program

This NOAA Fisheries Bulletin is provided as a courtesy: Key Message: As part of the Southeast For-Hire Integrated Electronic Reporting (SEFHIER) program, NOAA Fisheries is implementing an independent, dockside intercept survey called the SEFHIER Validation Survey.  Vessels with federal for-hire permits for Gulf Reef Fish or Gulf Coastal Migratory Pelagic Fish are required to participate…

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Gulf Council to Host Special In-Person and Virtual Question and Answer Session on Southeast For-Hire Reporting Requirements

Meeting Notice October 19, 2021 The Gulf Council and NOAA Fisheries will host a virtual and in-person question and answer session to provide the public with an opportunity to ask questions about Southeast For-Hire Integrated Electronic Reporting Requirements (SEFHIER). Captains on vessels with federal charter/headboat permits are required to make a trip declaration each time…