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Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award Presented to Sergeant Scott Dupre of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

For Immediate Release January 27, 2021 The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council presented the 2019 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award to Sergeant Scott Dupre of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Law Enforcement Division. The Council’s Officer of the Year award acknowledges service above and beyond duty requirements and recognizes distinguished…

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The Public Will Have Two Opportunities to Interact with Fishery Management Leadership During the January 25-28, 2021 Council Meeting

For Immediate Release January 21, 2020 The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meets January 25-28, 2021 by webinar. The Council is scheduled to take final action on four items at this meeting: Reef Fish Amendment 48/Red Drum Amendment 5 – Status Determination Criteria and Optimum Yield for Reef Fish and Red Drum Framework Action…

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Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Announces Greater Amberjack Funding Opportunity for Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic Regions  

This news release is provided as a courtesy to our subscribers. January 8, 2021   The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (MASGC) is accepting proposal submissions to estimate the abundance of greater amberjack in the U.S. waters in the Gulf of Mexico (GoMEX) and South Atlantic (SA) regions. Proposal instructions are available in the funding request.…

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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…

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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…

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Changes to the Renewal Process for Federal Permits

FB18-089                           FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: December 20, 2018 CONTACT: Sarah Stephenson, 727-824-5305, Sarah.Stephenson@noaa.gov  KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries announces a final rule to make administrative revisions to the renewal process for federal vessel permits, licenses, endorsements, and dealer permits (hereafter referred to collectively as permits) in the Southeast…

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Reminder Regarding the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Programs in the Gulf of Mexico

FB18-088      FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: December 18, 2018 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 an end-of-year reminder to ensure IFQ participants are informed about end of year restrictions as well as subsequent start of year information. We are also providing additional…