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Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
News Release
Monday, July 24, 2017

Gulf Council to Meet in San Antonio, Texas

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet August 7-10, 2017 at the Marriott Plaza, San Antonio, located at 555 S. Alamo St. San Antonio, Texas 78205. The meeting will convene on the following days and local times:

  • Council Committees meet 10:30 - 5:00 on Monday
  • Council Committees meet 8:30 - 5:00 on Tuesday
  • Council Committees meet 8:30 - 10:30 on Wednesday
  • Full Council meets 10:45 - 5:30 on Wednesday
  • Full Council meets 8:30 - 3:45 on Thursday

The Committee and Council Agenda are posted on the Council website and meeting materials will be posted as they become available. 

Public testimony is scheduled on Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. In addition to taking general comments, testimony will be taken on the following issues:

  • Final Action on the Framework Action to adjust Greater Amberjack Annual Catch Limit and Management Measures.
  • Final Action on Referendum Eligibility Requirements for Amendment 42: Reef Fish Management for Headboat Survey Vessels
  • Final Action on Referendum Eligibility Requirements for Amendment 41: Allocation-based Management for Federally Permitted Charter Vesels

Written comments submitted on these issues by August 1, 2017 will be summarized and presented to Full Council before final action is taken. Visit the proposed amendments page of our website to submit your comments or email your comments to

Council meetings are open to the public and are broadcast live over the internet.

Register for the webinar.

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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