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The Gulf Council’s Standing, Reef Fish, Coral, and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committees to Convene

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of its Standing, Reef Fish, Coral, and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committees on January 9-11 in the Gulf Council’s Conference room located at 2203 N. Lois Ave, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL, 33607. The meeting will convene on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 9 a.m.…

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NOAA Fisheries Announces New Management Measures for Gray Triggerfish

FB17-076 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: December 15, 2017 CONTACT: Lauren Waters, 727-824-5305, Lauren.Waters@noaa.gov KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries announces new management measures to rebuild the gray triggerfish stock in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf), which is currently overfished (stock abundance is too low). The actions will modify the recreational fixed closed season, reduce the recreational bag…

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NOAA Fisheries Publishes Individual Fishing Quota Program Reminders

FB17-075 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: December 7, 2017 CONTACT: Catch Share Customer Support, (866) 425-7627 (option 2, 8am – 4:30pm EST), nmfs.ser.catchshare@noaa.gov                     KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries is sending these end-of-year reminders to ensure IFQ participants are knowledgeable about end of year restrictions as well as subsequent start of year information. We are also providing…

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Commercial Gray Triggerfish to Close on November 18

FB17-067 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: November 9, 2017 CONTACT: Kelli O’Donnell, 727-824-5305, Kelli.ODonnell@NOAA.gov     Commercial Harvest of Gray Triggerfish in Federal Watersof the Gulf of Mexico Will Close on November 18, 2017   WHAT/WHEN/WHERE: Commercial harvest of gray triggerfish in federal waters will close at 12:01 a.m. (local time) on November 18, 2017. Commercial…

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Changes to Making Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program Landing Notifications through the Vessel Monitoring System (VMS)

FB17-066 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE:    November 7, 2017 CONTACT: Catch Share Customer Support, (866) 425-7627 (option 2, 8am – 4:30pm EST), nmfs.ser.catchshare@noaa.gov   KEY MESSAGE: Changes are being made to make new approved landing locations and dealers available almost instantly for use by IFQ participants. To be more efficient, the drop-down menus are being replaced with…

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The Gulf Council’s Standing and Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committees to Meet by Webinar

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of its Standing and Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committees on Tuesday, October 31, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT. The meeting will be held via webinar. The Scientific and Statistical Committees will address the following items: Legislative approaches to recreational red snapper…

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Commercial Harvest of King Mackerel in Federal Waters of the Gulf of Mexico Western Zone Will Close on October 7, 2017

FB17-054 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: October 05, 2017 CONTACT:  Kelli O’Donnell, 727-824-5305,Kelli.ODonnell@NOAA.gov    Commercial Harvest of King Mackerel in Federal Waters of the Gulf of Mexico Western Zone Will Close on October 7, 2017 WHAT/WHEN/WHERE: Commercial harvest of king mackerel in federal waters of the Western Zone will close at 12:00 pm (local time) on…

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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…