yellow tail snapper

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…

coral

August 2016 Council Meeting Preview

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meets next week at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans, Louisiana. You’re welcome to join us or watch a live broadcast of the meeting. Public comment will be held on Wednesday, August 17 from 2:15 – 5:00 pm CST. If you can’t testify in person, visit our…

Primo fish

June Council 2016 Meeting Preview

Photo Credit: Primofish The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meets next week at the Hilton in Clearwater Beach, Florida to discuss some important fisheries issues.  You’re welcome to join us. Since it’s not always practical to travel to a meeting, you can watch this live broadcast from the comfort of your home or office…

Glen Ballinger

2016’s Most Wanted Fish

Photo: Glen Balinger We’ve taken another trip around the sun. The most distinctive feature of the new year for federal fisheries management is that we start fresh; our annual catch limits reset and we begin harvesting anew. As of 12:01 AM January 1, zero pounds of fish were harvested and our 2016 annual catch limits…

Thermometer

October 2015 Council Meeting Preview

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet next week at the Hilton in Galveston, Texas. You’re welcome to join us in person or watch a livebroadcast of the meeting. This agenda will help you figure out when the Council will be addressing the fisheries issues that interest you. Here are the background materials…

red-snapper

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…

Red Grouper

August 2014 Council Meeting Preview

Photo: Don Demaria Ahoy, The Gulf Council will meet next week in Biloxi, Mississippi to work on some important fisheries issues. You’re more then welcome to join us at the meeting or you can listen live from your computer. We will welcome aboard two new Council members: David Walker, a commercial fishermen from Alabama, and…

Mackerel

April 2014 Council Meeting Preview

Ahoy, It’s that time again. The Gulf Council meets next week in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to work on some fisheries issues that might interest you.   You’re welcome to join us at the meeting or you can listen from your computer. The committee agenda and full Council agenda will help you figure out when the…