Meeting Notice
July 17, 2019


The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet August 12-15, 2019 at the Hyatt Centric New Orleans, located at 800 Iberville Street in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Council plans to take final action on two items at this meeting: Amendment 51: Gray Snapper Status Determination Criteria, Reference Points, and Annual Catch Limits; and a Framework Action to Modify the Recreational For-Hire Red Snapper Annual Catch Target Buffer. For more information on these documents, visit our “Amendments Under Development” webpage.

Additionally, the Council will review its budget and continue to work on a number of fisheries issues including: changes to the commercial individual fishing quota program, red snapper allocation, and greater amberjack recreational management measures. The meeting will convene on the following days and local times:

Monday August 12, 2019

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

  • Administrative/Budget Committee
  • Sustainable Fisheries Committee
  • Reef Fish Committee

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

  • Reef Fish Committee

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

8:30 AM – 11:00 AM

  • Habitat Protection and Restoration Committee
  • Data Collection Committee

11:15 AM – 5:30 PM

  • Full Council
  • Public Testimony (2:00 PM – 5:30 PM)

Thursday, August 15, 2019

8:30 AM – 3:10 PM

  • Full Council Committee Reports

The Committee and Council Agendas and meeting materials are posted on the Council website at Meeting materials will be posted as they become available.

Council meetings are open to the public and are broadcast live over the internet. Register for the webinar