Gulf Council to Host Public Meetings on Shrimp Amendment 17B

Seafood Counter Shrimp
By Julie Lively

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host a series of meetings to gather public comments on Shrimp Amendment 17B. This Amendment considers setting shrimp harvest benchmarks, setting a target number of Federal Gulf of Mexico Shrimp permits, creating a permit pool, and allowing transit through federal waters for non-permitted shrimp vessels. Because the Council may take final action as early as April 2017, few opportunities remain for public input.


Louisiana meeting location:

Monday, March 6, 2017 at 6:00 P.M.

Courtyard by Marriott

142 Library Drive

Houma, LA 70360


Nearby meeting location:

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 6:00 P.M.

Courtyard by Marriott

1600 East Beach Boulevard

Gulfport, MS 39501


The Gulf Council will also hold a public hearing webinar on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 for those who cannot attend in person.  To register, use the link below.


You can also submit comments online via the link below before March 28, 2017:


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