Gulf Council to Meet in Gulfport, Mississippi on April 3 – 6, 2023


April 3 - 6, 2023
king mackerel swimming

Gulf Council to Meet in Gulfport, Mississippi on April 3 – 6, 2023

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will meet Monday, April 3 through Thursday, April 6, 2023 at the Courtyard Marriott Gulfport Beachfront hotel in Gulfport, Mississippi.  At this meeting, the Council plans to take final action on an abbreviated framework action that considers modifying the commercial king mackerel gillnet season.  The Council also plans to make preliminary appointments to its Coastal Migratory Pelagics Advisory Panel and select a candidate for an open economist position on its Standing Scientific and Statistical Committee.

The meeting will convene on the following days and times (CDT):

Monday, April 3, 2023, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Full Council: Closed Session 8:00 – 9:00 AM

Mackerel Committee

Data Collection Committee

Shrimp Committee

Reef Fish Committee

Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Reef Fish Committee

*Immediately following Reef Fish Committee, an informal public Q&A session will be held with NOAA and Council leadership

Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sustainable Fisheries Committee

Full Council Session Presentations:

  • Update from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Wind Energy Development in the Gulf of Mexico
  • NOAA Fisheries’ Equity and Environmental Justice (EEJ) Strategy, Regional Implementation Process, and Schedule

Public testimony 1:30 – 5:00 PM.  In-person attendees can register to provide comment at the kiosks located at the entrance to the meeting room.  Virtual attendees must pre-register at the link provided on the meetings material webpage.  Registration will open on Monday, April 3, 2023 when the meeting convenes and closes at 12:30 PM.

Thursday, April 6, 2023, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Full Council Session

·     Committee Reports

·     Supporting Agencies Updates

·     Other Business

The Committee and Council Agendas, and meeting materials will be posted as they become available on the Council Meetings webpage.