The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has scheduled a series of public hearings around the Gulf of Mexico beginning Monday, March 10, 2014 through Monday, March 24, 2014. The purpose of the meetings is to solicit public comment on Reef Fish Amendment 28 – Red Snapper Allocation. All meetings will begin at 6:00 pm. local time and will conclude no later than 9 p.m. Note, the call in session will begin at 6:00 p.m. Eastern time.
Amendment 28 examines allocating red snapper resources between the commercial and recreational sectors to increase the net benefits from red snapper fishing and improve the stability of the red snapper component of the reef fish fishery, particularly for the recreational sector.
Public Hearing Schedule
All hearings will begin at 6 pm local time and will conclude after public input has ended, but no later than 9 pm.
These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kathy Pereira at the Council Office at least 5 working days prior to the meeting.
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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