Mangrove snapper

August Council Meeting Preview

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet at the Hyatt Centric French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 12-15, 2019. As always, we would love to have you join us in person, but if that’s not practical you’re welcome to tune in via webinar. Public comment will take place on Wednesday, August…

aquaculture

June Council Meeting Preview

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet the first week in June at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, Florida.  The meeting will be held June 3 – June 6 in the Bayside Ballroom. You’re welcome to join us in person or watch a live broadcast of the meeting. Public…

Auster Grey Triggerfish

Moving the Bar on What it Means to be “Overfished”

Last year, the Council took action that, in large part, flew under the radar despite its importance. It’s not terribly surprising since the subject matter is both dry and complicated – even for seasoned participants in the Council process. The Amendment, which was approved in December of 2017, reduced the Minimum Stock Size Threshold (MSST),…

Teacher At Sea

April 2018 Council Meeting Preview

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meets next week at the Marriott Courtyard in Gulfport, MS. You’re welcome to join us in person or you can watch a live broadcast of the meeting via webinar. Public comment will be held on Thursday, April 19thfrom 12:30 – 3:30 CST. If you can’t testify in person,…

Avid Angling Fishing Charters

October 2017 Council Meeting Preview

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meets at the Beau Rivage Resort in Biloxi, Mississippi next week.  You’re welcome to join us at the meeting or to listen via a live broadcast from the comforts of home. Public testimony will be held on Wednesday, October 4 from 12:30 – 5:00 p.m. local time.  If…

Paul Borowski

August 2017 Council Meeting Preview

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meets next week at the Marriott Plaza in San Antonio. You’re welcome to join us in person or watch a live broadcast of the meeting. Public testimony will be held on Wednesday, August 9 from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. local time. If you can’t come to submit comment…

Abby Webster

Reeling in 2016 and Baiting the Hook for 2017

Photo: Abby Webster Once again, we find ourselves at the end of one year and the beginning of another.  In the fisheries world, this means that we get to re-set our annual catch limits and start harvesting anew.  For many of our “most wanted” species the fishing season re-opens and will remain open until the…

Greater Amberjack- Amendment 35 Public Hearings

The Gulf Council is considering making some changes to the greater amberjack rebuilding plan by modifying: Photo: Mike Jennings   The Annual Catch Limit Recreational seasons and minimum size limit Commercial season and trip limits     The Gulf Council has scheduled a series of public hearings for Reef Fish Amendment 35. Send us written…