JANUARY 11, 2019

Gulf Council Requests Info on Yellowtail Snapper

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council would like to gain a better understanding of yellowtail snapper in the Southeast region of the United States. It is seeking information from anglers and divers about trends or "strange things" that scientists and managers may need to know.

A scientific stock assessment of yellowtail is scheduled to being in February of 2019, and the Council would like to know if you have noticed anything "fishy" about yellowtail, or yellowtail fishing, in recent years. The information provided will help inform scientists and managers as they formulate a current understanding of the yellowtail stock.

Please visit our "Something's Fishy with Yellowtail Snapper" questionnaire before February 8, 2019, to report anything you've noticed about yellowtail in the Gulf of Mexico.

Contact Emily.Muehlstein@gulfcouncil.org with questions.

 

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.