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The Gulf Council Recommends Increasing the Gray Triggerfish Commercial Trip Limit

For Immediate Release February 2, 2023     The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council took final action on a framework action to modify the gray triggerfish commercial trip limit.  The Council chose to increase the commercial gray triggerfish trip limit to 25 fish.   The gray triggerfish annual catch limit was increased in 2021…

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The Gulf Council Recommends Modifications to For-Hire Trip Declaration Requirements

For Immediate Release February 2, 2023   The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council took final action on an abbreviated framework action to modify for-hire trip declaration requirements.  Vessels with federal charter vessel/headboat permits for Reef Fish and/or Coastal Migratory Pelagics are currently required to submit a trip declaration (hail-out) anytime the vessel moves on…

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January 2023 Council Meeting Preview

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet January 30th – February 2, 2023 at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. During this meeting, the Council plans to take final action to modify for-hire trip declaration requirements and increase the commercial gray triggerfish trip limit.   Public testimony will be…

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Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council to Meet January 30 to February 2, 2023

Meeting Notice 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…

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