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Commercial and Recreational Harvest of Lane Snapper in Federal Waters of the Gulf of Mexico Will Close on October 18, 2021

The following fishery bulletin is provided as a courtesy: What/When: Commercial and recreational harvest of lane snapper in Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) federal waters will close at 12:01 a.m., local time, on October 18, 2021. Commercial and recreational harvest will reopen at 12:01 a.m., local time, on January 1, 2022 Why This Closure is Happening:…

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Gulf Council to Host Informational Webinar Sessions with For-Hire Fishermen and Vessel Monitoring System Vendors

Meeting Notice September 21, 2021   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host two informational webinars designed to give federal charter/headboat permit holders and for-hire captains the opportunity to compare Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) options approved for the Southeast For-Hire Integrated Electronic Reporting (SEFHIER) Program and ask vendors questions about the units.  …

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Commercial and Recreational Closure of Blackfin Snapper, Queen Snapper, Silk Snapper, and Wenchman in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters

This NOAA Fisheries Bulletin is provided as a courtesy: What/When: Commercial and recreational harvest of mid-water snapper in Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) federal waters will close at 12:01 am, local time, on September 18, 2021. The mid-water snapper complex consists of blackfin snapper, queen snapper, silk snapper and wenchmen. Commercial and recreational harvest will reopen…