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Gulf Council to Meet in Clearwater, Florida
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 @ 16:46:01 EDT

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet June 20 - 24, 2016, at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Hotel in Clearwater, Florida. Committee meetings will convene Monday at 8:30 am, concluding at noon Wednesday. The full Council will convene Wednesday afternoon beginning at 1:15 pm. The Council is expected to adjourn by 11:30 am Friday.

The Committees & Council Agenda is posted on the Council web site and meeting materials will be posted as they become available.
 
Public comment is scheduled Wednesday from 1:45 pm to 5:00 pm. Testimony will be taken on the following:

    Final Action - Reef Fish Amendment 43: Hogfish Stock Definition, Status Determination Criteria, Annual Catch Limit, and Minimum Size Limit
    Final Action - Reef Fish Amendment 45: Extend or Eliminate the Sector Separation Sunset Provision
    Open testimony on any other fishery issues or concerns

Council meetings are open to the public and are broadcast live over the internet. To register, visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2773396410241950723 or call 888-833-1844.
About the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is one of eight regional Fishery Management Councils established by the Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976. The Council prepares fishery management plans, which are designed to manage fishery resources within the 200-mile limit of the Gulf of Mexico.
 
Submit comments and stay updated on fishery issues:
Check it out! Go to www.gulfcouncil.org and click on the thermometer in the middle of the page. From there you can read up on all the pending actions, watch the video presentations, read comments, and submit your own. All comments submitted through the online form are automatically posted on our web site for Council review. Other comments are manually posted every couple of days.

There is also a thermometer for each issue that lets you know where the Council is in the process for that particular amendment, whether it's the scoping phase, final action, or implementation.

Last 30 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Counci Articles

Final Rule to Modify the Commercial Permit Restrictions for King and Spanish Mac

Final Rule for Hogfish Management in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters

The Gulf Council\'s Standing, Reef Fish, Shrimp, and Socioeconomic Scientific and

The following Southeast Fishery Bulletin from NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional

Gulf Council Schedules Public Hearing Meetings to Gather Input on Gray Triggerfi

January 2017 Gulf Council Update

Gulf of Mexico Recreational Gray Triggerfish Federal Fishing Season Will Remain

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Shrimp Fishery to Re-Open Off Texas on July 15, 2016

Commercial Harvest of Greater Amberjack Closing in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters





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NOAA Fisheries Reminds Recreational Fisherman that the Gulf of Mexico Greater Am

Federal Waters off Texas Closes to Shrimping

NOAA Fisheries Seeks Public Comment on a Proposed Extension of the Gulf of Mexic

Closure of the Southern Florida West Coast Subzone to King Mackerel Gillnet Fish

NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Changes to Gag and Black Grouper Recr

Gulf Council\'s Standing and Special Shrimp Scientific and Statistical Committee

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NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on a Proposed Rule to Reallocate Gulf of Mexico R