Webinar Meeting Amendment 20


The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council's CMP Advisory Panel will meet via webinar begining 10:00 am Wednesday, June 12, 2013, and concluding no later than 11:30 a.m. 

The Advisory Panel will review materials related to the development and selection of preferred alternatives for Action 6 of Draft Amendment 20 to the Coastal Migratory Pelagics Fishery Management Plan.


Amendment 20 considers whether the current zone boundaries, allocations, seasons, and trip limits in the commercial mackerel fishery provide the greatest benefit to the industry. To further ensure fair distribution of the resource, the Gulf and South Atlantic Councils are considering measures to allow vessels to transit through closed areas with legally caught fish.  The AP discussion will focus specifically on Action 6, which addresses how Gulf migratory group cobia will be allocated between the Gulf and the South Atlantic.


Anyone interested in watching the Advisory Panel meeting can register for the webinar here - https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/416806802. Copies of the agenda and other related materials can be obtained by calling 813-348-1630.