The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is transitioning its federal fishing regulations to the Fish Rules mobile application. Fishermen using the Council’s current Gulf of Mexico Fishing Regulations mobile application are asked to download Fish Rules and uninstall the former application.


The Gulf Council has begun using the Fish Rules mobile application to keep anglers updated on federal fishing regulations in the Gulf of Mexico. Fish Rules hosts regulations in state and federal waters from Maine to Texas, and offers a free, user friendly platform. While, recreational regulations are the focus of the Fish Rules application, commercial regulations are available in the “Additional Information” section of each species display.


To keep anglers accurately informed of the regulations during the transition, the current Gulf Council sponsored mobile application will be updated through the end of 2018. On January 1, 2019 the Council will fully transition to Fish Rules and the Gulf Council application will no longer be updated.


Don’t delay, download the Fish Rules mobile application today.


Federal commercial and recreational regulations for the Gulf of Mexico are also available on the Council’s website.


Contact Emily Muehlstein at [email protected]or (813) 348-1630, ext. 238, with any questions about the application or federal fishing regulations in the Gulf of Mexico.