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January Council Meeting Preview

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet by webinar January  25-28, 2021. The Committee and Council Agendas, and meeting materials are available on the Council Meeting Webpage. You will be able to join the webinar at this link during the meeting.  Public testimony will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 2:30…

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August Council Meeting Preview

  The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet by webinar August 24-28, 2020. The Committee and Council Agendas, and meeting material are available on the Council Meeting Webpage.   You will be able to join the webinar at this link during the meeting. Public testimony will be held on Thursday beginning at 1:20…

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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…

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October Council Meeting Preview

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meets October 22-25, at the Renaissance Battle House in Mobile, Alabama. We invite you to join us in person or watch a live broadcast of the meeting. Public comment will be held on Wednesday, October 24th, from 1:30 – 4:30. If testifying in person isn’t an option, visit…

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Meet the Council – Susan Boggs and JD Dugas

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is responsible for making fishery management recommendations that provide the greatest overall benefit to the nation. This year, the Council welcomes two new members who represent the recreational fishing sector.  Susan Boggs Susan Boggs prioritizes two things in life, her family and her career. In addition to owning…

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Meet The Council – Phil Dyskow and Dr. Bob Shipp

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is composed of the five Gulf State Marine Resource Directors, the Regional Administrator of NOAA Fisheries, and 11 members of the public who have experience and expertise in the fishery. The Council recently welcomed Dr. Greg Stunz back to the Council for his second term and inducted new…

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Meet The Council – Dr. Tom Frazer

Photo Credit: University of Florida Do you ever wonder who makes fishery management decisions in the Gulf? The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council uses the best scientific information available and balances competing interests to make fishery management recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce. Each member of the Council is appointed to serve because they…

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Meet the Council: Chair Leann Bosarge

Members of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council make incredibly important decisions about our fishery by balancing their own experience and expertise with input they receive from the public. Each member of the Council is appointed because of their intimate understanding of some aspect of the fishery. Leann Bosarge is no exception.   Leann…

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Gulf Council Research and Monitoring Priorities 2015 – 2019

The science that informs fishery management is incredibly complicated, and the management decisions that are made using that science can be controversial. While the members of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council are knowledgeable about specific aspects of the harvest, conservation, or business of Gulf fisheries, they’re not always scientists – but they don’t have…

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October 2014 Council Meeting Preview

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet next week in Mobile, Alabama to work on some issues that might be of interest to you. You’re welcome to join us at the meeting or you can listen live from your computer. The Committee agenda and full Council agenda will help you figure out when…