Gulf Council to Convene Headboat Advisory Panel

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Councils will convene its Ad Hoc Reef Fish Headboat Advisory Panel (AP) May 3-4, 2016 at the Council office - 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, in Tampa, Florida. The meeting is scheduled from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm May 3, and from 9:00 am - noon May 4.

The charge of the Ad Hoc Advisory Panel is to make recommendations to the Council relative to the design and implementation of flexible measures for the management of reef fish for the headboat component of the for-hire sector.

After hearing a summary of the April Gulf Council meeting, the AP will discuss the management goals and objectives for the headboat management program and review the management alternatives contained in Reef Fish Amendment 42. AP recommendations will be presented to the Council in June.

For a complete agenda and related materials click here.

This meeting will be webcast over the internet via webinar. To register for the webinar visit
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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