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Gulf Council Seeks Applicants for Coastal Migratory Pelagics and Red Drum Advisory Panels

For Immediate Release February 5, 2020   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) is accepting applications for membership on the Coastal Migratory Pelagics Advisory Panel and the Red Drum Advisory Panel for the next three-year term. Advisory Panels are charged with advising the Council on specific fishery issues and are comprised of individuals Read More »

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Gulf Council to Meet in New Orleans, Louisiana

Meeting Notice January 2, 2020     The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet January 27-30, 2020 at the Hyatt Centric in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The Council plans to discuss numerous issues including: the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, status determination criteria, trolling in Madison-Swanson and Steamboat Lumps, allocation, modifications to the commercial Read More »

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Standing, Reef Fish, and Coral Scientific and Statistical Committees to Meet on January 9, 2020

Meeting Notice December 20, 2019 The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host a meeting of its Standing, Reef Fish, and Coral Scientific and Statistical Committees. The meeting will convene from 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 9th at the Gulf Council’s office located at 4107 W. Spruce Street, Suite 200, Tampa, FL Read More »

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Recreational and Commercial Harvest of Lane Snapper in Federal Waters of the Gulf of Mexico Will Close on December 13, 2019

This NOAA Fishery Bulletin is provided as a courtesy:  ISSUE DATE: December 10, 2019                                            FB19-079 CONTACT: Kelli O’Donnell, 727-824-5305, Kelli.ODonnell@noaa.gov Recreational and Commercial Harvest of Lane Snapper in Federal Waters of the Gulf of Read More »

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The Gulf Council Launches Redesigned Coral Portal Website to Enhance Understanding of Corals, Habitats, and Related Species

For Immediate Release December 5, 2019   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery has reinvented its Coral Portal website. The newly designed site features improved visuals with the following resources: Interactive maps displaying locations of corals, habitats, and fishery management areas in the Gulf of Mexico Tools used to support fisheries management decisions Educational resources designed Read More »

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The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Publishes 2019 Fishing Regulations and Transitions to Fish Rules Mobile App

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has published the 2019 commercial and recreational fishing regulations on the Federal Regulations page of its website. The regulations will be updated throughout the year as regulatory changes are made.   Additionally, on January 1, 2019 the Council will fully transition its federal fishing regulations to the Fish Rules mobile Read More »

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Gulf Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee to Meet via Webinar

Meeting Notice December 27, 2018 The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host a meeting of its Scientific and Statistical Committee via webinar. The meeting will convene on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 1-5 p.m. EDT. The Scientific and Statistical Committee will address the following: Terms of reference, schedules, and participants for upcoming assessments Read More »