Baton Rouge

January 30 - February 1, 2023
gray triggerfish

Gulf Council Meeting in Baton Rouge

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 triggerfish…

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January 31, 2023
red snapper

NOAA Fisheries Hosts Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Participant Workshop

05:30 pm - 06:30 pm @

Key Message: NOAA Fisheries is sending this notification to invite IFQ participants to attend an informal workshop and Question & Answer session at 5:30 PM (CDT) or immediately following the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meeting on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center, 201 Lafayette Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. For…

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January 24 - 27, 2022
Gulf of Mexico with shrimp boats in far distance

Update: Gulf Council to Meet by Webinar Only

UPDATE: Due to the increasing cases of COVID-19 and concerns about travel delays, the January 24-27, 2022, meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will be completely virtual. To join the virtual meeting, register for the webinar. Public testimony will be held on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 from…

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October 14, 2021
Fisherman holding a cobia on boat

In-Person and Virtual Public Hearings on Cobia: Baton Rouge

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm @

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold eight in-person public hearings and one webinar to solicit public comments on Draft Coastal Migratory Pelagic Amendment 32: Modifications to the Gulf of Mexico Migratory Group Cobia Catch Limits, Possession Limits, Size Limits, and Framework Procedure. Amendment 32 considers modifying cobia…

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December 10, 2018
large red snapper being held by La Sea Grant and LDWF employees

Public Hearings on State Management of Recreational Red Snapper

06:00 pm - 08:00 pm @

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is considering six amendments that would allow the individual Gulf states to set their own seasons and potentially other management measures for the recreational red snapper fisheries in both state and federal waters off their coasts.  The Gulf Council will be holding several…

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