The Gulf of Mexico Alliance welcomes the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council as the newest member of the Alliance family. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, one of eight regional fishery management councils established by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation Management Act, helps manage fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico. In addition, the Council prepares fishery management plans consistent with national standards for fishery conservation and management.
Partnering with organizations such as the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will strengthen the Alliance efforts. Members of the GMFMC will actively participate in the Alliance’s Ecosystems team and a representative of the Ecosystems team will attend regular GMFMC meetings. Incorporating GMFMC into the Alliance’s active programming and projects provides a gateway for communication regarding the needs for conservation of living marine resources in the Gulf that can assist the Alliance in addressing various priority issues.
The Gulf Council now has an APP for that!
- fishing regulations
- fish identification
- measurement guidelines
- sanctuaries & closures