Meeting Announcement
July 22, 2015

Gulf Council to Meet in New Orleans, Louisiana

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet August 10 - 13, 2015, at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Committee meetings will convene Monday at 8:30 am, concluding at 5:00 pm Tuesday. The full Council will convene Wednesday morning beginning at 8:30 am. The Council is expected to adjourn by 3:00 pm Thursday. The Committees & Council Agenda is posted on the Council web site and meeting materials will be posted soon.

Public comment is scheduled Wednesday from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Testimony will be taken on:
Final Action - Reef Fish Amendment 28 - Red Snapper Allocation
Final Action on Red Snapper Commercial Quota Retention for 2016
Open Public Comment
Council meetings are open to the public and are broadcast live over the internet. To watch the meeting, please visit to register, or call 888-833-1844.

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.

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