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Gulf Council Meets in Austin on Eve of 40th Anniversary of Magnuson Stevens


Gulf Council Meets in Austin on Eve of 40th Anniversary of Magnuson Stevens

As the eve of 40th anniversary of the signing of the Magnuson–Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act approached, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met in Austin to discuss numerous fishery issues.

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Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Turns 40


Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Turns 40

Forty years have passed since Congress first passed sweeping legislation that changed the landscape of the American seafood industry from Bristol Bay to Beaumont to Boston. In 1976, the Fishery Conservation and Management Act was the first legislation establishing a comprehensive framework for governing marine fisheries.

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Electronic Reporting and Red Snapper Top Gulf Council Agenda


Electronic Reporting and Red Snapper Top Gulf Council Agenda

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council recently met in Orange Beach, AL, home to miles and miles of sugar-white sand beaches, as well the largest charter-for-hire recreational fishing fleet in the U.S. equipped with electronic data collection.

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Red Snapper Continues Dominance at Galveston Gulf Council Meeting


Red Snapper Continues Dominance at Galveston Gulf Council Meeting

Regional management of the Gulf red snapper fishery continued to be a hot topic during the last Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council of 2015 held at the Hilton Galveston Island hotel.

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Gulf Council Shifts Red Snapper Quota From Commercial to Recreational Sector


Gulf Council Shifts Red Snapper Quota From Commercial to Recreational Sector

In a highly contested vote, the Gulf Council voted to remove snapper quota from the commercial fishery while allocating additional quota to the recreational sector.

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GSI Opens Membership As Influence Grows


GSI Opens Membership As Influence Grows

After a very successful two-year Founding Member period, GSI is now initiating its standing, long-term dues structure recently approved by the Board of Directors. With this new dues structure, GSI will be well positioned to solicit new members as the organization continues to grow in numbers and scope.

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GSI Leads Support Preserving Access to Gulf Red Snapper for All Americans


GSI Leads Support Preserving Access to Gulf Red Snapper for All Americans

Members of the Gulf Seafood Institute (GSI) have joined representatives from across the national seafood supply chain to continue educating key Members of Congress on the importance of preserving federal management of the commercial and charter-for-hire red snapper fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Share the Gulf Gears Up for New Fight


Share the Gulf Gears Up for New Fight

Share the Gulf has reawakened to respond to efforts by Gulf State fishery managers to grab control of the Gulf of Mexico’s Red Snapper fishery, giving a larger percentage to the recreational sector and leaving the future of the commercial fishery in doubt.

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Gulf State Managers Propose Controversial Plan for State Management of Red Snapper Fishery


Gulf State Managers Propose Controversial Plan for State Management of Red Snapper Fishery

Marine Resource Agency Directors from all five Gulf States recently held a closed meeting in New Orleans to craft a management framework removing the red snapper fishery from the control of the federal government and placing the fishery directly under state control.

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Gulf Council Faces Recreational Red Snapper Management and Other Issues


Gulf Council Faces Recreational Red Snapper Management and Other Issues

The Gulf Council recently held their first meeting of the new year in Point Clear, Alabama, a town where wealthy families from Mobile and New Orleans tried to hide from yellow fever outbreaks by escaping to the daily breeze off Mobile Bay they deemed as “good air”.

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Gulf Council Divides Recreational Fishery, Charter-For-Hire to Have Snapper Quota


Gulf Council Divides Recreational Fishery, Charter-For-Hire to Have Snapper Quota

The Gulf Council approved Reef Fish Amendment 40, a measure differentiating the amount of fish caught by recreational anglers and charter boat companies.

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Roy Crabtree Has More On His Plate Than Red Snapper


Roy Crabtree Has More On His Plate Than Red Snapper

Roy Crabtree, Ph.D., has a lot on his plate beside Gulf Red Snapper. As the regional administrator of NOAA Fisheries Service’s Southeast Regional Office overseeing Gulf fisheries, the fish popular to both recreational and commercial fishermen has drawn the majority of his attention for more than two years.

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Sen. Rubio Introduces Legislation With Initiatives Advanced by GSI


Sen. Rubio Introduces Legislation With Initiatives Advanced by GSI

Senator Marco Rubio has introduced legislation, including key initiatives advanced by the Gulf Seafood Institute, laying groundwork for Gulf seafood community priorities in the upcoming reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act.

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Gulf Council Addresses Red Snapper Sector Separation


Gulf Council Addresses Red Snapper Sector Separation

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council recently met in Biloxi, MS to discuss a number of fishery issues, including recreational red snapper sector separation and accountability measures.

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Gulf Captains See Red Snapper Recreational Sector Separation in Positive Light


Gulf Captains See Red Snapper Recreational Sector Separation in Positive Light

Just when the Gulf waters looked like they were starting to calm, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has stirred them once again by announcing a series of public hearings to address Amendment 40, better known as Gulf Red Snapper recreational sector separation.

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