april, 2019

01aprAll Day04Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Meeting

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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

Time

april 1 (Monday) - 4 (Thursday)

Location

IP Casino & Resort

850 Bayview Avenue Biloxi, MS 39530

Organizer

Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council

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