Meeting Notice

January 18, 2019

New reporting requirements will be implemented for federally permitted charter and headboat vessels in the Gulf of Mexico this year. Vessels will have to hail-out before taking a trip; complete an electronic report for each trip before offloading fish; and have a device permanently affixed to each vessel that, at minimum, archives vessel position and transmits that information to NOAA Fisheries.

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and NOAA Fisheries will be hosting workshops to inform for-hire operators about the new hail-out and electronic reporting requirements.

Meetings held on the following dates and locations will begin at 6 p.m. local time and should conclude by 8:00 p.m.:


January 24

Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

100 8th Ave SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

(727) 896-8626.

January 28

Orange Beach Community Center

27235 Canal Road, Orange Beach, AL 36561

(251) 981-6629.

February 1

City of Destin Community Center

101 Stahlman Ave, Destin, FL, 32541

(850) 654-5184.

February 12

La Quinta Inn & Suites,

2610 Williams Blvd.

Kenner, LA 70062

February 13

Mississippi Department of Marine Resources

1141 Bayview Ave, Biloxi, MS 39530

(228) 374-5000.

February 25

Galveston Yacht Basin

715 N. Holiday Dr, Galveston, TX 77550

(409) 765-3000.

March 7

Harvey Government Center

1200 Truman Ave, Key West, FL 33040

(305) 295-4385.

March 11

Hyatt Place Fort Myers at the Forum

2600 Champion Ring Rd, Ft. Myers, FL 33905

(239) 418-1844.