The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host public hearings via webinar to gather public comments on two issues. Reef Fish Amendment 44, which considers minimum stock size threshold for reef fish stocks; and Reef Fish Amendment 47, which considers modifying vermillion snapper annual catch limits and maximum sustainable yield proxies.


Public hearings begin at 6:00 p.m EST on the following dates:


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Reef Fish Amendment 44 – Minimum Stock Size Threshold for Reef Fish Stocks


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Reef Fish Amendment 47 – Vermillion Snapper ACLs and MSY Proxies



For draft documents and other learning materials, visit our scoping through implementation page:



You can also submit comments online: