Gulf of Mexico Individual Fishing Quota Program Reminder

This NOAA Fisheries Bulletin is provided as a courtesy: Key Message: NOAA Fisheries is sending this reminder to ensure Individual Fishing Quota program (IFQ) participants are informed about new and important requirements, such as IFQ system functions and how to participate in the program. For further information, IFQ participants can contact Catch Share Support at…

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Federal Commercial Fishing Regulations are Now Available in the New Fish Rules Commercial App

For Immediate Release May 25, 2021 Federal commercial fishing regulations in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic are now available on the free Fish Rules Commercial mobile app. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council have partnered with Fish Rules, LLC to create an app to host…

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Gulf Council to Hold In-Person and Virtual Public Hearings on Red Grouper Allocations and Catch Limits

For Immediate Release May 21, 2021   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold three in-person public hearings and two webinars to solicit public comments on Draft Reef Fish Amendment 53 – Red Grouper Allocations and Annual Catch Levels and Targets. The Council is obligated to act on the results of the most…

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

For Immediate Release May 20, 2021   The Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils will convene their joint workgroup to address Section 102: Fishery Management Measures of the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018 (Modern Fish Act). This section of the Modern Fish Act expands the range of management mechanisms for…

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Gulf Council Hosts a Virtual Meeting of its Red Snapper and Grouper-Tilefish Individual Fishing Quota Advisory Panel

Meeting Notice May 17, 2021   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of its Ad Hoc Red Snapper and Grouper-Tilefish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Advisory Panel from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, EDT on June 2, 2021. The meeting will be held via webinar.   The Panel is charged with…

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NOAA Fisheries Announces Additional For-Hire Electronic Reporting Webinars

This NOAA Fisheries Bulletin is provided as a courtesy: The Monthly Webinars will Assist Fishermen with the Southeast For-Hire Electronic Reporting Requirements Key Message: NOAA Fisheries’ Southeast Regional Office will host monthly question and answer webinar sessions to assist participants with program information and compliance. When: The webinars are scheduled for the following dates and…

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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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