NOAA Fisheries

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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Enhancements to Login Procedure for Catch Shares Online System

red snapper

KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries has simplified the login procedure for the catch share online system. The catch share online system is home to the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) programs for commercial Red Snapper and Grouper-Tilefish as well as the Bluefin Tuna Individual Bycatch Quota (BFT) program. Users no longer have…

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NOAA Fisheries: Gulf Shrimp Fishery to Re-Open off Texas on July 15

net-casting contraption

WHAT/WHEN: NOAA Fisheries announces federal waters from 9 to 200 nautical miles off Texas will open to shrimp trawling at 30 minutes after official sunset, local time, on July 15, 2017, corresponding to the time Texas opens its waters to shrimp trawling. WHY THIS IS HAPPENING: The waters off Texas are…

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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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