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

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of its Standing, Reef Fish, and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committees on September 12-14 in the Gulf Council’s Conference room located at 2203 N. Lois Ave, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL, 33607. The meeting will convene on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 9 a.m. to…

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NOAA Fisheries Announces Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Opportunity

NOAA Fisheries Announces the Opening of the 2018 Saltonstall-Kennedy (SK) Grant Competition The goal of the SK program is to fund projects that address the needs of fishing communities, optimize economic benefits by building and maintaining sustainable fisheries, and increase other opportunities to keep working waterfronts viable. The 2018 solicitation seeks applications that fall into…

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Gulf Council Seeks Applicants for Ad Hoc Red Snapper and Grouper-Tilefish Individual Fishing Quota Program (IFQ) Advisory Panel

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has decided to disband its Ad Hoc Red Snapper IFQ Advisory Panel and replace it with an Advisory Panel that incorporates both red snapper and grouper-tilefish IFQ fishermen and fish dealers.  The Council is currently accepting applications for membership on the Ad Hoc Red Snapper and Grouper-Tilefish IFQ…

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August 2017 Council Update

For Immediate Release August 14, 2017 The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met in San Antonio, Texas, August 7-10, 2017, to discuss a number of fishery issues. The following is a summary of the Council’s actions: Stock Assessment Schedule The Council reviewed the stock assessment schedule and requested that Southeast Data Assessment and Review…

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Final Rule Modifying Commercial King and Spanish Mackerel Permit Restrictions

FB17-043                                                                                             FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: August 1, 2017 CONTACT: Rich Malinowski, 727-824-5305, Rich.Malinowski@noaa.gov KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries announces a final rule to allow fishing for and retaining the recreational bag and possession limits of king and Spanish mackerel in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf), South Atlantic, and Mid-Atlantic on a vessel with a federal commercial…

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Enhancements to the Login Procedure for the Catch Shares Online System

FB17-039 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: July 20, 2017 CONTACT: Catch Share Customer Support, (866) 425-7627 (option 2, 8am – 4:30pm EST), nmfs.ser.catchshare@noaa.gov Enhancements to the Login Procedure for the Catch Shares Online System KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries has simplified the login procedure for the catch share online system. The catch share online system is home to the…