Posted by Mscfuwebs@gmail.com on October 14, 2016 at 4:00 PM
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet October 17-20, 2016, at the IP Casino Hotel in Biloxi, Mississippi. The meeting will convene Monday morning at 8:30. For the following days, the meeting will start at 8:00 am. The full Council will convene Wednesday afternoon beginning at 1:00 pm. The Council is expected to adjourn by 3:30 pm Thursday.
The Committees & Council Agenda is posted on the Council web site and meeting materials will be posted as they become available.
Public comment is scheduled Wednesday from 2:45 pm to 5:30 pm. Testimony will be taken on the following:
-Final Action on Coastal Migratory Pelagic Framework Amendment 5: To Remove the Prohibition on Retaining the Recreational King Mackerel Bag Limit with Commercial King Mackerel Permit
-Final Action of Referendum Requirements for Reef Fish Amendment 42: Reef Fish Management for Headboat Survey Vessels
-Proposed Fishing Regulations on the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary
-Final Action on Coastal Migratory Pelagic Amendment 30: Atlantic Cobia Recreational Fishing Year
Please visit www.GulfCouncil.org for more information!
Posted by Mscfuwebs@gmail.com on May 1, 2016 at 11:40 AM
The MS commercial redfish season reopened on May 1, 2016 for all licensed commercial fishermen in MS state waters. The season will remain open until Aug 31 or the next 20,000 lbs is caught. The Total Allowable Catch for MS commercial redfish landings is 60,000 lbs. Please be advised that all fishermen who are commercially fishing for redfish must posses a valid commercial license, the boat must possess a valid commercial fishing license, and everyone on board the boat must possess a valid commercial fishing license from the state of MS.