February 7, 2017

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host a series of meetings to gather public comments on two issues. Shrimp Amendment 17B considers setting harvest benchmarks, setting a target number of permits, creating a permit pool, and allowing transit through federal waters. Coral Amendment 7 considers designating protections for deep-water coral areas in the Gulf of Mexico.

Public hearings begin at 6:00 p.m. on the following dates and locations:

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Marriott Beachside
3841 North Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040

Courtyard by Marriott
3955 North Expressway
Brownsville, TX 78520

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Port of Palacios
1602 Main Street
Palacios, TX 77465

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Courtyard by Marriott
601 American Legion Drive
Madeira Beach, FL 33708

Hilton Galveston Island
5400 Seawall Boulevard
Galveston Island, TX 77551

Monday, March 6, 2017
Courtyard by Marriott
142 Library Drive
Houma, LA 70360

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Courtyard by Marriott
1600 East Beach Boulevard
Gulfport, MS 39501

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza
64 South Water Street
Mobile, AL 36602

Thursday, March 9, 2017
Hilton Garden Inn
1101 North US Highway 231
Panama City, FL 32405

Monday, March 20, 2017
Coral Scoping Webinar

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Shrimp 17B Public Hearing Webinar


For draft documents and other learning materials, visit our scoping through implementation page: https://tinyurl.com/public-materials

You can also submit comments online:

Shrimp 17B: https://tinyurl.com/ShrimpComment

Coral Amendment 7: https://tinyurl.com/CoralComment