The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has scheduled a series of public hearings around the Gulf of Mexico beginning Tuesday, August 5 through Thursday, August 15, 2013. The purpose of the meetings is to solicit public comment on  Amendments 19 & 20 to the Coastal Migratory Pelagics Fishery Management Plan. All meetings will begin at 6:00 pm. and will conclude no later than 9 p.m.

Amendment 19 to the CMP Fishery Management Plan addresses sale and permit provisions for Gulf of Mexico Spanish and king mackerel. Amendment 20 addresses season length, transit provisions, allocation, and framework procedures for coastal migratory pelagics.

The Council is expected to take final action on these amendments during its October 2013 meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.


The public hearing schedule for these amendment is as follows:

Monday, August 5, 2013*

Courtyard Marriott

11471 Cinema Drive

D’Iberville, MS


Thursday, August 8, 2013*

Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel

64 South Water Street

Mobile, AL


Monday, August 12, 2013*

Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Parkway

950 Lake Carillon Drive

St. Petersburg, FL


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Harvey Government Center

1200 Truman Avenue

Key West, FL

Tuesday, August 6 2013

Holiday Inn Select

2001 N. Cove Boulevard

Panama City, FL


Monday, August 12, 2013*

Hilton Garden Inn

6717 South Padre Island Drive

Corpus Christi, TX


Tuesday, August 13, 2013*

Hampton Inn & Suites

2320 Gulf Freeway South

League City, TX


Thursday, August 15 2013

Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries Lab

195 Ludwig Lane

Grand Isle, LA

NOTE – * Denotes the meeting will cover both Amendments 19 & 20 as well as Recreational Regional Management of Red Snapper.