Gulf Council Recommends New Red Grouper Allocations and Catch Limits

For Immediate Release June 25, 2021   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council took final action on Reef Fish Amendment 53: Red Grouper Allocations and Annual Catch Levels and Targets. The most recent red grouper stock assessment (SEDAR 61) included information through 2017 and showed that the biomass of spawning red grouper is lower…

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In-Person and Virtual Participation Instructions for the June 2021 Council Meeting

For Immediate Release June 18, 2021   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) is pleased to resume face-to-face meetings.  The June Council meeting will be held in-person at the Opal Key Resort and Marina in Key West, Florida. Virtual participation will also be available. The meeting will convene Monday, June 21 through Friday, June…

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NOAA Fisheries Announces Changes to the Cellular Electronic Logbook Program for Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Moratorium Permit Holders

This NOAA Fisheries Bulletin is provided as a courtesy: Key Message: NOAA Fisheries is working to improve the quality of information available for the Gulf of Mexico shrimp fishery.  This bulletin provides federal shrimp permit holders with an overview of the new changes occurring with the Cellular Electronic Logbook Program. Having appropriate and current data…

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NOAA Fisheries Southeast For-Hire Electronic Reporting Account Set-Up and Reporting : For Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic/Atlantic Federal Charter and Headboat Permits

This NOAA Fisheries Bulletin is provided as a courtesy: Key Message: This is a reminder: fishermen with Federal Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic/Atlantic For-Hire charter/headboat permits are required to comply with the Southeast For-Hire Electronic Reporting program.  Fishermen with these permits are required to create an account and begin reporting electronically through one of…

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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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