Submission of Comments on TEDs/Skimmer Trawls

Anyone who would like to submit comments regarding the TEDs/Skimmer Trawl issue the information is below to submit your testimony to NOAA: Scoping Period Ends April 29, 2016. For more information and to summit comments contact: Michael.Barnette@noaa.gov Fax: 727-824-5309            or Michael Barnette Southeast Regional Office Protected Resources Division 263 13th Avenue South St. Petersburg, Florida 33701-5309

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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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DNR Announces Closure of Georgia’s Food Shrimp Season

  The Georgia’s food shrimp harvest season will close at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, December 31, 2015.  Food shrimp season automatically closes on December 31 unless extended by action of the Commissioner of Natural Resources. This closure includes all food shrimp harvesting activities, including commercial trawling, commercial and recreational food shrimp cast netting, and shrimp seining on the beaches. Anglers […]

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Annual Board Meeting 2015 Update

Several proposed regulations and legal decisions to be made in 2016 threaten to harm U.S. shrimp fishermen and processors. The impacts range from added expenses to meet new safety regulations, to time/area closures, to revocation of the antidumping duty orders. The Southern Shrimp Alliance’s Board of Directors met in Tampa, Florida on November 6th and 7th to discuss these issues […]

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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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Council Seeks Applicants for Federal Fishery Advisory Panels

As you can see in this News Alert below, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is looking for a number of applicants for the various Advisory Panels to represent the different industries to provide information and guidance in the development and implementation of federal fishery management plans. Advisory panel members are appointed by the Council and serve for a three-year period. […]

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Closing of Louisiana Spring Shrimp Season in Portions of Shrimp Management Zones 1&2

Shrimp Season to Close June 19 in the Majority of State Inside Waters   June 16, 2015 – Today, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheriesannounced the2015 spring inshore shrimp season will close at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 19, from the Mississippi/Louisiana state line westward to the western shore of the Freshwater Bayoucanal except for the following waters: Lake […]

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