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From the Head: The Economic Impact of the 2018 South Atlantic Red Snapper Season

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In this episode of From the Head, Sid Dobrin takes a look at the newly released report from the American Sportfishing Association “Economic Contribution of the 2018 Recreational Red Snapper Season in the South Atlantic.” FISH ON!  

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From the Head: Red Snapper State Management

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Big news for red snapper anglers: the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council—one of the eight councils that represents the National Marine Fisheries Service within NOAA—voted to delegate management authority over recreational red snapper harvest to each of the five Gulf States in federal waters. In this episode of “From the Head,” Sid Dobrin takes […]

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NOAA Seeks Public Comment on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement to Reallocate the Commercial and Recreational Harvest of Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico

NOAA Fisheries is seeking public comment on a draft environmental impact statement for Amendment 28 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) is considering an action to reallocate the red snapper harvest between the commercial and recreational sectors. The […]

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NOAA Announces 10 Day Red Snapper Season

NOAA has just announced the 2015 recreational red snapper season: ten days beginning June 1, 2015. The for hire season is slated to last 44 days. Here’s the NOAA Bulletin: On May 1, 2015, NOAA Fisheries will publish a rule implementing an increase to the commercial and recreational quotas for red snapper in the Gulf […]

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Gulf Council Update to Convene its Ad Hoc Red Snapper Charter For-hire Advisory Panel

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s Ad Hoc Red Snapper Charter For-hire Advisory Panel will meet Wednesday, May 13, 2015, from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm at the Council office in Tampa, Florida.   The Panel will review information relevant to the charter-for-hire component of the reef fish fishery and discuss management approaches for […]

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NOAA Establishes Separate Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Recreational Quotas for Private and For-Hire Fishermen

On April 10, 2015, NOAA Fisheries approved Amendment 40 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources (Amendment 40) of the Gulf of Mexico submitted by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). A final rule published in the Federal Register on April 22, 2015 (80 FR 22422), with an effective date of May […]

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NOAA Fisheries Announces New Recreational Fishing Regulations for Red Grouper in the Gulf of Mexico

NOAA Fisheries announces two new changes to recreational red grouper fishing: The red grouper bag limit will go from 4 fish to 2 fish effective May 7, 2015, at 12:01 a.m., local time. The accountability measure for a reduction in the bag limit when the annual catch limit is exceeded is removed. The Gulf of […]

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Gulf Council Webinar

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a Webinar meeting Tuesday, March 3, 2015, from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm Eastern Time. The Council will review the Scientific and Statistical Committee’s Red Snapper ABC Recommendations, take public comment regarding a Framework Action to Adjust the Red Snapper Annual Catch Limit (ACL), and review […]

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Gulf Council Meeting Report

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met in Point Clear, Alabama, January 26–29, 2015, to discuss a number of fishery issues, including regional management for recreational red snapper and red snapper allocation. Here are some of the actions taken by the Council last week. Red Snapper Update: The Council heard an update on the […]

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Gulf Council Members Urge Commerce Secretary to Reject Amendment 40

Eight representatives to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council have submitted a minority report to the National Marine Fisheries Service that lays out an extensive series of objections to a highly controversial management plan for Gulf red snapper. The report focuses on significant shortcomings in the development and presentation of Amendment 40, a measure that […]

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Gulf of Mexico Standing and Special Reef Fish and Special Mackerel Scientific and Statistical Committees to Meet in January, 2015

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene its Standing and Special Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSCs) beginning at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 6, 2015, until noon Thursday, January 8, 2015. The meetings will be held at the Council office – 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, in Tampa, Florida. The Standing, Special […]

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Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council to Meet in Biloxi, Mississippi

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet August 25 – 28, 2014, at the Beau Rivage 875 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi, Mississippi. Committee meetings will convene Monday at 1:00 pm, concluding Wednesday at noon. Some of the Committee highlights include: The Red Drum Management Committee, which will review a scoping document for Recreational Red Drum Management. […]

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Proposed Modifications to Spanish Mackerel Limits

From the Southeast Fishery Bulletin: July, 31, 2014, NOAA Fisheries is seeking public comment on a proposed rule to implement Framework Amendment 1 to the Fishery Management Plan for Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Region. The proposed rule for Framework Amendment 1 published in the Federal Register (79 […]

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Texas and Louisiana File Suit Together

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has announced that it has joined with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to file suit in United States District Court in Brownsville, Texas in order to dispute an emergency regulation enacted by the National Marine Fisheries Service on February 8, 2013 despite objections from Louisiana, Texas, and Florida. […]

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