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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…

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Spiny Lobster- Amendment 11 Public Hearings

      The Gulf and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils are working together to develop Amendment 11 to the Spiny Lobster Fishery Management Plan. In this amendment the Councils are considering: Creating new closed areas to reduce the impacts of lobster traps on protected coral species Using trap line marking requirements to improve identification…

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…