NOAA Fisheries Announces the Extension of the Gulf of Mexico Commercial Shrimp Permit Moratorium

Sorry for the late distribution http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/fishery_bulletins/2016/051/index.html   FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: July 22, 2016 Susan Gehart or Susan.Gerhart@noaa.gov 727-824-5305, FAX 727-824-5308 FB16-051   ¬† Small Entity Compliance Guide A new rule effective August 22, 2016, will extend the existing commercial shrimp permit moratorium for an additional 10 years, until October 26, 2026. NOAA Fisheries, with the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management […]

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URGENT NOTICE TO FEDERAL GULF OF MEXICO SHRIMP PERMIT HOLDERS

Federal regulations require all SPGM permit holders that have been selected to participate in the cellular Electronic Logbook (cELB) Program to pay the monthly cellular transmission costs to the service provider: Wyless Connect. This is mandatory and the program provides data that is essential for the Gulf Shrimp fishery to continue to operate under Federal statutes. If you fail to […]

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Shrimp AP Takes A Thoughtful Approach To The Future of the Gulf Shrimp Fishery

The Shrimp Advisory Panel (AP) to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met in Tampa on March 3, 2016, to provide its advice to the Council on Shrimp Amendment 17-B. The Shrimp AP is comprised of 14 shrimp industry advisors, representatives and participants throughout the Gulf region with a wide range of considerable expertise. At the meeting, the AP […]

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GMFMC Public Hearing schedule for Shrimp Amendment 17A

Below are the dates and locations for the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Public Hearing schedule for Shrimp Amendment 17A. This amendment addresses the continued moratorium on shrimp permits on vessels that fish in the Gulf of Mexico. This amendment will determine if the shrimp industry will renew the current ten year moratorium on permits for another ten years, […]

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NEW DEVELOPMENTS AND INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON FEDERAL SHRIMP PERMITS

Gulf Council Action on Permit Moratorium At its August meeting, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council took some important if not complicated steps forward with Amendment 17 to the Shrimp Fishery Management Plan (FMP). ¬†This Amendment is being developed by the Gulf Council for the purpose of addressing the upcoming October 2016 expiration of the current moratorium on the […]

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IMPORTANT ACTIONS TAKEN ON GULF SHRIMP PERMIT MORATORIUM

At its April meeting in Baton Rouge, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council took action to initiate the development of a scoping document with options to address the expiration of the current shrimp limited entry permit moratorium in 2016. This document will provide the foundation for what will become Amendment 17 to the Gulf Shrimp Fishery Management Plan. The […]

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