Madison Steamboat

June Council Meeting Preview

June Council Meeting Preview The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet June 15-18, 2020 by webinar. The Committee and Council Agendas, and meeting materials will be posted as they become available on the Council Meeting’s webpage. Information on how to register for the webinar will also be posted as it becomes available. Public testimony will…

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,…

Red Grouper

April Council Meeting Preview

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet April 1-4, at the IP Casino and Resort in Biloxi, Mississippi. You can join us in person, or watch a live broadcast of the meeting. Public comment will be held on Wednesday, April 3, from 1:30 – 5:30 PM. If you can’t testify in person, visit…

Bethany Miranda

January Council Meeting Preview

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet January 28 – 31, at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama. You’re welcome to join us in person or you can watch a live broadcast of the meeting. Public comment will be held on Wednesday, January 30th from 1:30 – 4:30 PM. If you can’t…

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…

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…

Black Grouper

Sector Allocation – Amendment 28 Q&A

What is Sector Allocation? Photo: Doug Gregory Sector allocation considers setting allocations for gag, red grouper, black grouper, and red snapper. While allocation has traditionally been set between commercial and recreational sectors, this document considers sub-dividing the recreational allocation into private, for-hire, and possibly headboat sectors. How far along is the Council in making decisions?…

Black Grouper

Grouper

  Grouper Photo: Tim Sheerman If you fish for grouper recreationally or commercially, you might want to pay attention to a couple of things the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is considering. The Gulf Council is gearing up to discuss the 2013 recreational gag fishing season. This year, the federal gag season is open…