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Gulf Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committees Will Meet to Review the Marine Recreational Information Program – Fishing Effort Survey

Meeting Notice June 23, 2020   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host a two-day workshop via webinar of its Standing, Reef Fish, Mackerel, Ecosystem, and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committees. The meeting will be held from 8:30 – 5:30 PM EDT on July 8 and 9, 2020. The Scientific and Statistical Committees…

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Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Recommends Prohibiting Trolling and Possession of Reef Fish Year-Round in Madison-Swanson and Steamboat Lumps Marine Protected Areas

For Immediate Release June 18, 2020   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council took final action on a framework action that considers modifying surface trolling provisions and possession allowances in the Madison-Swanson and Steamboat Lumps Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).  The Council recommends prohibiting all fishing year-round in both Madison-Swanson and Steamboat Lumps.  The Council…

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Gulf Council to Meet by Webinar June 15-18, 2020

Meeting Notice May 28, 2020   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet June 15-18, 2020 by webinar. The Council will discuss numerous fisheries issues and plans to take final action on a document that considers modifying trolling provisions and possession prohibitions in Madison-Swanson and Steamboat Lumps Marine Protected Areas. Lean more about…

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Summary of Joint Gulf and South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Workgroup on Section 102: Fishery Management Measures of the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018

For Immediate Release May 20, 2020   The Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils convened a joint workgroup to address Section 102:  Fishery Management Measures of the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018.  The Joint Workgroup was comprised of Council members from the Gulf and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils, and…

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May 2020 Interim Council Meeting Update

For Immediate Release May 15, 2020   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council held an interim meeting via webinar on May 12, 2020. The Council discussed allowances for remote participation in Council meetings and potential impacts that COVID-19 has had on our fisheries. The following is a brief summary of actions taken:   Council…

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Gulf Council to Hold a Webinar Meeting of its Standing, Reef Fish, and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committees

Meeting Notice May 13, 2020   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s Standing, Reef Fish, and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committees will convene via webinar from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM on Monday, June 1, 2020.  The Committees will focus on reviewing SEDAR 67, the Gulf of Mexico Vermillion Snapper Stock Assessment.  It will…