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February 29, 2024


The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of its Shrimp Advisory Panel on March 19 – 20, 2024. The meeting will convene from 8:30 – 5:00 EDT on March 19, 2024 and from 8:30 – 3:00 EDT on March 20, 2024. The meeting will be held in-person at the Council Offices located at 4107 West Spruce Street, Suite 200, Tampa, Florida 33607.


The Panel will hear updates on the status of SD card returns for shrimping effort estimation and on wind energy areas in the Gulf. The Panel will also hear updates on smalltooth sawfish population viability analyses, sea turtle takes, and research to improve the effectiveness of turtle excluder devices. Next, the panel will discuss NOAA Fisheries’ National Seafood Strategy and hear an update on the Shrimp Futures Project.


The Panel will review the 2023 Texas Closure and the 2022 shrimp industry effort. Then, the Panel will discuss a Framework Action and the early adopter program to transition vessels to new data collection devices for effort monitoring.


Public comment will be held each day before the meeting adjourns.


Register for the webinar here.

Access the full agenda and meeting materials on our Advisory Panel meetings page.