Gulf Council August Update

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The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met in Corpus Christi, Texas, August 20-23, 2018. The Council elected Dr. Tom Frazier as its Chair and Dale Diaz as its Vice Chair. The following is a brief summary of the Council’s actions: Coral This week, the Council took final action on…

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Final Rule to Modify GOM Mutton Snapper and Gag Management Measures

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NOAA Fisheries announces a final rule modifying commercial and recreational mutton snapper and commercial gag management measures in the Gulf of Mexico. The rule will: Modify the annual catch limit for mutton snapper Remove the annual catch target Decrease the mutton snapper recreational bag limit Increase the mutton snapper commercial…

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Recreational Gray Triggerfish and Greater Amberjack 2018 Seasons – Clarification of Regulations

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WHAT/WHEN: The recreational harvest of gray triggerfish in the Gulf of Mexico federal waters will open 12:01 a.m., local time, on January 1, 2018, and will close at 12:01a.m., local time, on January 16, 2018.  Recreational triggerfish harvest will reopen on March 1, 2018. The recreational harvest of greater amberjack in…

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