MAY 29, 2020

Gulf Council to Meet by Webinar June 15-18

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet June 15-18, 2020 by webinar. The Council will discuss numerous fisheries issues and plans to take final action on a document that considers modifying trolling provisions and possession prohibitions in Madison-Swanson and Steamboat Lumps Marine Protected Areas. Lean more about the proposed changes and submit your comments by visiting our "Amendments Under Development" webpage. The Council also plans to discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and may consider management changes to ease those impacts. Share information with the Council on how COVID-19 has impacted your fishing and business by completing this COVID-19 Comment Tool.

The Committee and Council Agendas, and meeting materials will be posted as they become available on the Council Meetings webpage. Information on how to register for the webinar will also be posted as it becomes available.

Public testimony will be held during the meeting. Details on how to provide testimony during the meeting will be posted on the Council Meetings webpage when it becomes available.

The meeting will convene the following days and times (EST):

Monday, June 15, 2020, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM,

Closed Session: 9:30 - 10:45 AM

Administrative/Budget Committee: 11:00 - 12:00 AM

Sustainable Fisheries Committee: 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Reef Fish Committee: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Gulf SEDAR Committee: 9:30 - 10:30 AM

Data Collection Committee: 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Full Council: 1:00 - 3:30 PM

*Public Testimony will be held via webinar/phone from 1:20 - 3:30 PM

Thursday, June 18, 2020, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Full Council: 9:30 AM- 4:00 PM


About 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.


Emily Muehlstein

Public Information Officer

888-833-1844 ext. 238