AJ Mike Jennings

January Council Meeting Preview

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet at the Hyatt Centric French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana, January 27-30, 2020. You’re more than welcome to join us in person or via webinar. Public comment will be held on Wednesday, January 29th, from 1:45 – 5:30 PM. If you can’t join us to comment,…

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…

Red Scott T oliver

August Council Meeting Preview

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet next week, August 20-23, at the Omni Hotel in Corpus Christi, Texas, to make some important fishery management decisions. You’re welcome to join us in person or you can watch a live broadcast of the meeting.  Public comment will be held Wednesday August 22nd, from 1:30…

Spear Mark Miller

January 2017 Council Meeting Preview

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meets at the end of this month at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans, Louisiana. You’re welcome to join us in person or watch a live broadcast of the meeting. Photo: Mark Miller Public comment will be held on Wednesday, February 1 from 2:30 – 5:30 pm.…

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…

Big Snapper Joseph Cawthon

April 2016 Council Meeting Preview

Photo: Joseph Cawthon The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meets next week at the Doubletree Hotel in Austin, Texas to discuss some important decisions for our Gulf of Mexico fisheries. One of the hottest topics on the agenda is a presentation from National Marine Fisheries Service on this year’s recreational red snapper season projection. …

Big Snapper Joseph Cawthon

Red Snapper: Higher Harvest Limits on the Horizon

Photo: Joseph Cawthorn Lately, much of the buzz about red snapper management has been less than positive. With sector separation, ever shortening seasons, and allocation on the roster, it’s easy to overlook the good news. Here it is: The red snapper stock is getting healthier every year; fishermen, scientists, and managers alike know it, and…

Award

Meet the Council: Two Newest Members of the Council

Dr. Crabtree swears in the two newest Council members and Pam Dana renews her vows for her second term. Members of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council are responsible for making important decisions for our fishery.  Luckily, the Council is populated with a variety of incredibly knowledgeable people with different perspectives about the resource.…