Public Hearings To Be Held On Reef Fish Amendment 45


red snapper

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has scheduled two public hearings and one public webinar to take public comments on Reef Fish Amendment 45. This amendment considers management alternatives to extend or eliminate the red snapper sector separation sunset provision.

Public hearings are scheduled as follows:

Monday, May 23, 2016
Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park
950 Lake Carillon Drive
St. Petersburg, FL  33716

Monday, May 23, 2016
IP Casino Resort
850 Bayview Avenue
Biloxi, MS  39530

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Courtyard Marriott
905 East 23rd Place
Panama City, FL  32405

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel
64 South Water Street
Mobile, AL  36602

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Hampton Inn and Suites
2320 Gulf Freeway South
League City, TX  77573

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Holiday Inn New Orleans Westbank
275 Whitney Avenue
Gretna, LA  70053

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Hilton Garden Inn
6717 South Padre Island Drive
Corpus Christi, TX  78412

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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All in-person meetings begin at 6:00 pm local time and end no later than 9:00 pm local time. Webinars begin at 6:00 pm Eastern time.

You can also submit your comments online:
Written comments  should be received on or before Friday, June 8, 2016.

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.

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There is also a thermometer for each issue that lets you know where the Council is in the process for that particular amendment, whether it’s the scoping phase, final action, or implementation.