Gulf Council to hold Public Hearings on Reef Fish Amendment 28  Red Snapper Allocation

Gulf Council to hold Public Hearings on Reef Fish Amendment 28 Red Snapper Allocation

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.
March 10, 2014
Fairfield Inn & Suites
3111 Loop Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
March 17, 2014
Hilton Garden Inn
6717 South Padre Island Drive
Corpus Christi, TX  78412
March 11, 2014
Renaissance Riverview Plaza
64 South Water Street
Mobile, AL  36602
March 18, 2014
Embassy Suites San Antonio
10110 US Highway 281 N
San Antonio, TX  78216
March 12, 2014
Holiday Inn Select
2001 N. Cove Boulevard
Panama City, FL  32405
Courtyard Marriott Gulfport
1600 East Beach Boulevard
Gulfport, MS  39501
March 13, 2014
La Quinta Inn & Suites
2610 Williams Boulevard
Kenner, LA  70062
March 19, 2014
Hilton Garden Inn
750 W. Texas Avenue
Webster, TX  77598
March 20, 2014
Call-in Session/Webinar
March 24, 2014
Hilton Carillon St. Petersburg
950 Lake Carillon Drive
St. Petersburg, FL  33716
Can’t attend any of the meetings? Comments on Reef Fish Amendment 28 will also be accepted online at
Copies of the public hearing documents can be obtained by calling 813-348-1630, or by
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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