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January 10, 2023


The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will meet Monday, January 30 through Thursday, February 2, 2023 at The Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  At this meeting, the Council plans to take final action on two issues: A Framework Action to increase the gray triggerfish trip limit and an Abbreviated Framework Action to modify the trip declaration requirements for vessels with federal for-hire permits.


The meeting will convene on the following days and times (CST):


Monday, January 30, 2023, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Administrative / Budget Committee

Coral Committee

Sustainable Fisheries Committee

Reef Fish Committee


Tuesday, January 31, 2023, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Reef Fish Committee (a working lunch will be held from 12-12:30 PM)

*Immediately following Reef Fish Committee, NOAA Fisheries will hold an informal workshop and Question and Answer session for participants in the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) program


Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Data Collection Committee

Outreach and Education Committee

Full Council Session Presentations:

  • Update on the Return ‘Em Right Project
  • Update from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Wind Energy Development in the Gulf of Mexico

Public testimony will be held from 1:30 – 5:00 PM


Thursday, February 2, 2023, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Full Council Session

  • Committee Reports
  • Supporting Agencies Updates
  • Other Business


The Committee and Council Agendas, and meeting materials will be posted as they become available on the Council Meetings webpage.