The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet August 15 – 18, 2016, at the Astor Crowne Plaza hotel in New Orleans, LA.  Committee meetings will convene Monday at 8:30 am and conclude at 11:00 am Wednesday. The full Council will convene Wednesday morning beginning at 11:15 am. The Council is expected to adjourn by 4:15 pm Thursday.


The Committees & Council Agenda is posted on the Council web site and meeting materials will be posted as they become available.


Public comment is scheduled Wednesday from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Testimony will be taken on the following:

  • Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Draft Environmental Impact Statement
  • Open testimony on any other fishery issues or concerns

Council meetings are open to the public and are broadcast live over the internet. Register for the webinar here or call 888-833-1844.