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Notice of Public Hearing for Shrimp Amendment 17B

Posted by Mscfuwebs@gmail.com on February 8, 2017 at 8:45 PM

Notice of Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Public Hearing regarding Shrimp Amendment 17B:

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Courtyard Marriott

1600 E. Beach Blvd.

Gulfport, MS 39501

(228) 864-4310

The Council reviewed a public hearing draft of Shrimp Amendment 17B. The Council selected preferred alternatives that would establish an aggregate maximum sustainable yield of 1.12 million pounds of tails and aggregate optimum yield of 8.5 million pounds of tails; set a minimum threshold number of shrimp permits at 1,072; form a review panel when the number of permits reaches 1,175; and allow vessels to transit through Gulf federal waters without a federal vessel permit if trawl doors and nets are out of the water and the bag straps are removed from the net. The Council will host public hearing meetings for Shrimp 17B in conjunction with Coral Amendment 7 scoping meetings.

Visit here to view the entire Gulf Council meeting recap:

http://gulfcouncil.org/news_resources/Press%20Releases/January%202017%20Council%20Meeting%20Update.pdf



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