Gulf Council to Meet in Biloxi, MS

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Oct. 17 - 21, 2016
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Gulf Council to Meet in Biloxi, MS

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The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet October 17-20, 2016, at the IP Casino Hotel in Biloxi, Mississippi. The meeting will convene Monday morning at 8:30. For the following days, the meeting will start at 8:00 am. The full Council will convene Wednesday afternoon beginning at 1:00 pm. The Council is expected to adjourn by 3:30 pm Thursday.

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 2:45 pm to 5:30 pm. Testimony will be taken on the following:
  • Final Action on Coastal Migratory Pelagic Framework Amendment 5: To Remove the Prohibition on Retaining the Recreational King Mackerel Bag Limit with Commercial King Mackerel Permit
  • Final Action of Referendum Requirements for Reef Fish Amendment 42: Reef Fish Management for Headboat Survey Vessels
  • Proposed Fishing Regulations on the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary
  • Final Action on Coastal Migratory Pelagic Amendment 30: Atlantic Cobia Recreational Fishing Year

 

Council meetings are open to the public and are broadcast live over the internet. Register for the webinar here or call 888-833-1844.

 

The Council will host a Post Council Wrap-Up Webinar to review the Council meeting. Join us at 6:00 p.m. EST Wednesday, October 26, for a quick presentation followed by a question and answer session. Register for the webinar here.

 

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.