The Gulf Council will be hosting two meetings late this month to get some extra input from fishermen using bottom contacting gear (shrimpers and longliners) in the federal waters of the Gulf. The Council scientists suggested we consider protecting 47 areas in the Gulf and we’ve narrowed down to 15 priority areas with the help of or Coral and Shrimp Advisory Panels.
The Council be hosting these meeting to gather feedback from fishermen on the proposed areas before the Council even begins the scoping process. This will be the absolute earliest and best way to get fishermen involved in the development of this Amendment as the Council move s forward.
Meetings will begin at 6 p.m.
Monday, September 26, 2016
142 Library Drive
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Bayou La Batre Community Center
12745 Padgett Switch Road (CR 23)