The Council Asks for Recommendations on Ways to Conserve our Nation’s Waters

For Immediate Release May 7, 2021 The President of the United States recently signed an Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.  The Executive Order aims to place the climate crisis at the forefront of the Nation’s foreign policy and national security planning. Section 216 of the Executive Order: Conserving our Nation’s…

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Gulf Council Seeks Applicants for its Scientific and Statistical Committees -Deadline Extended-

For Immediate Release April 26, 2021   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is seeking applicants for its Standing and Special Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSC). Current members must reapply to be considered for future membership. The Council has one standing and eight special Scientific and Statistical Committees comprised of individuals who have expertise…

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The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committees to Meet May 3-5, 2021

Meeting Notice April 19, 2021   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a three-day webinar of its Standing, Reef Fish, Mackerel, Shrimp, and Socioeconomic, and Ecosystem Scientific and Statistical Committees. The meeting will be held May 3-5, 2021.   The Scientific and Statistical Committees will address the following: Management Considerations for Using…

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Gulf Council Recommends Increasing 2021 Red Snapper Catch Limits and Calibrating Recreational Landings Beginning in 2023

For Immediate Release April 15, 2021   The Council chose to increase the 2021 red snapper overfishing limit (OFL) to 25,600,000 pounds whole weight, and the 2021 acceptable biological catch (ABC) to 15,400,000 pounds whole weight, as recommended by the Scientific and Statical Committee (SSC). The revised 2021 red snapper catch limits are as follows:…

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Gulf Council Seeks Applicants for its Scientific and Statistical Committees

For Immediate Release April 5, 2021   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is seeking applicants for its Standing and Special Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSC). Current members must reapply to be considered for future membership. The Council has one standing and eight special Scientific and Statistical Committees comprised of individuals who have expertise…

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Commercial Hook-and-Line Harvest of King Mackerel in Federal Waters of the Gulf of Mexico Southern Zone Will Reopen on April 4, 2021 and Close on April 9, 2021

The following NOAA Fisheries Bulletin is provided as a courtesy: WHAT/WHEN: Commercial hook-and-line harvest of king mackerel in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico Southern Zone (depicted in map below) will reopen for five days in April 2021.  Commercial harvest will reopen at 12:01 a.m., local time, on April 4, 2021, and close at 12:01…

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