Gulf Council to Meet in Person and by Webinar April 4-7, 2022


April 4 - 7, 2022
Drawing of a Spanish mackerel by Diane Rome Peebles

Gulf Council to Meet in Person and by Webinar April 4-7, 2022

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will meet Monday, April 4 through Thursday, April 7, 2022 at the The Lodge at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Virtual participation will also be available by webinar. During the meeting, the Council plans to take final action on the following two documents: Draft Amendment 34: Atlantic Migratory Group King Mackerel Catch levels and Atlantic King and Spanish Mackerel Management Measures and Framework Action: Historical Captain Permit Conversion.


Public testimony will be held from 2:30 – 5:00 PM central daylight time (CDT) on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. In-person and virtual participants will have equal opportunity to participate. In-person attendees wishing to give public testimony must sign-up using the kiosk outside the meeting room on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. Staff will be available to assist with the registration process.


Please note, in-person meeting attendees will be expected to follow any current COVID–19 safety protocols as determined by the Council, hotel, and the City of Gulf Shores. Such precautions may include masks, room capacity restrictions, and/or social distancing.


Virtual attendees: Equal opportunity to participate during the Council meeting will be provided via webinar. To provide public testimony, you must register online and join the webinar. A registration link to provide testimony will be available on the Council meeting materials webpage beginning at 8:00 AM, CDT on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. Registration to provide virtual testimony will close one hour before public testimony begins (1:30 PM CDT). Virtual participants must register for the webinar under the same name they use to register to provide testimony.


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