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NOAA: Modifications to Commercial King and Spanish Mackerel Permit

Drawing of a Spanish mackerel by Diane Rome Peebles

KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries announces a final rule to allow fishing for and retaining the recreational bag and possession limits of king and Spanish mackerel in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf), South Atlantic, and Mid-Atlantic on a vessel with a federal commercial permit for king or Spanish mackerel when commercial…

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NOAA Fisheries: Final Rule Changing Hogfish Management Measures

image of hogfish swimming by Andrew David

KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries announces a final rule for hogfish in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf). Hogfish in the Gulf of Mexico will be managed as a single population from the Texas/Mexico border to a line near Cape Sable, Florida A recent population assessment determined that the Gulf hogfish population…

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Commerce Dept Announces 2017 GOM Fishery Mgmt Council Appointments

birds in flight along Louisiana coastline

The Secretary of Commerce recently announced the appointment of three members to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council.  The Council looks forward to welcoming the following appointees on August 11, 2017. Mr. Phillip Dyskow of Florida will join the Council for his first term.  He served as the former…

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