august, 2019

12augAll Day15Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Meeting


Event Details

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is one of eight US Regional Fishery Management Councils established by the Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976.

• Manages fishery resources in the federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico
• Prepares fishery management plans (FMPs) and makes recommendations by balancing competing interests
• Uses scientific advice from NOAA Fisheries and public opinion to inform FMP recommendations
• Aims to achieve the greatest overall benefit to the nation by sustaining and maintaining responsible fisheries management
• Stays consistent with the ten national standards laid out by the Magnuson Stevens Act
• Specifically manages reef fish, shrimp, spiny lobster, coastal migratory pelagics, corals, essential fish habitat, red drum, and aquaculture


august 12 (Monday) - 15 (Thursday)


Hyatt Centric French Quarter

800 Iberville Street New Orleans, LA 70112


Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council


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