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Federal Policy News

Dec. 29, 2017
Tardy Rule Implementation Means Greater Amberjack, Gray Triggerfish Seasons Will Briefly Open at Start of 2018

Dec. 29, 2017
Please Renew HMS Permit Correctly So You Can No Longer Be Classified By USCG As Commercial Operation

Dec. 6, 2017
Gulf Council Update

Nov. 30, 2017
Contact NOAA if you have not received Federal Permit

Oct. 2, 2017
Federally-Permitted Captains Encouraged to Contact State Attorney General Regarding Amendment 30B

Sept. 28, 2017
Email Gulf Council Members and Speak at Biloxi Meeting

Sept. 8, 2017
August 2017 Gulf Council Meeting Recap

Aug. 1, 2017
Call to action: Federally-Permitted Charter Captains Currently Left Out of "Red Snapper Act of 2017"

Aug. 1, 2017
Unexpected Referendum Discussion, Amberjack Final Action Set for August Gulf Council Meeting

July 31, 2017
LCBA goes to Capitol Hill

June 30, 2017
June Gulf Council Meeting Recap

June 29, 2017
FAQ: What's Going On with Red Snapper Management

May 31, 2017
Electronic Logbook Pilot Program FAQ

May 31, 2017
After Discussing Red Snapper State Management with LDWF, Charter Captains and Recreational Anglers Feel Deceived by EFP Announcement

May 5, 2017
LDWF Pledges Commitment to Red Snapper State Management

May 2, 2017
Federally-Permitted Charter Captains Get 49 Days to Harvest Red Snapper in 2017

April 29, 2017
Amberjack Call To Action

April 29, 2017
April Gulf Council Meeting Recap

April 4, 2017
LCBA to Provide Input on Red Snapper Management at April LWF Commission Meeting

March 29, 2017
LCBA Presents Gulf Council Update at March LWF Commission Meeting

March 20, 2017
Bad NOAA Fisheries Sampling Data, or Florida Overharvest, or Both, Closes Federal Recreational Amberjack Season for Rest of 2017

Feb. 15, 2017
NOAA Fisheries Announces New Decals and Fees for Gulf Charter and Headboat Permits 

Feb. 9, 2017
Gulf Council Approves Implementation of Electronic Logbooks for Federally-Permitted Charter-For-Hire Fleet 

Jan. 31, 2017
Jan-Feb 2017 Gulf Council Meeting Day 2 Recap

Jan. 30, 2017
Jan-Feb 2017 Gulf Council Meeting Day 1 Recap 

Jan. 25, 2017
Please Show Up and Speak During the Gulf Council's Public Comments Session Feb. 1

Jan. 25, 2017
Primer: What Will Be Discussed at Jan. 30 – Feb. 2 New Orleans Gulf Council Meeting 

Jan. 19, 2017
Red Snapper Sector Separation Upheld by Federal Appeals Court

Jan. 13, 2017
Gulf Council’s Charter and Headboat APs Clash and Compromise on Amendments 41 and 42

Jan. 12, 2017
Reminder: All Landed Swordfish, Billfish and Bluefin Tuna Must Be Reported Within 24 Hours 

Jan. 12, 2017
Captains Should Prepare for Another Short Greater Amberjack Season in 2017

Jan. 4, 2017
LDWF to Take Input from Federally-Permitted Charter Captains During Jan. 10-12 Meetings 

Dec. 29, 2016
Public Comments Accepted Until Jan. 30 On King Mackerel Proposed Management Modifications 

Dec. 26, 2016
No Recreational Gray Triggerfish Season in State and Federal Waters in 2017 

Dec. 16, 2016
Gulf Council’s Charter and Headboat Advisory Panels to Jointly Meet in NOLA Jan 9-10 

Dec. 15, 2016
Proposed Dusky Shark Amendment May Have More Consequences Than Initially Expected 

Dec. 5, 2016
Red Snapper Sector Separation Sunset Provision Extended Five Years 

Nov. 15, 2016
Gulf Council to Hold Dec. 7 Public Hearing in Houma on King Mackerel Proposed Changes  

Nov. 10, 2016
No Recreational Gray Triggerfish Season in 2017 

Oct. 21, 2016
October Gulf Council Meeting Days 3 and 4 Recap

Oct. 20, 2016
CPRA Updates Projects in Quarterly Progress Report

Oct. 18, 2016
October Gulf Council Meeting Day 2 Recap

Oct. 17, 2016
October Gulf Council Meeting Day 1 Recap

Oct. 12, 2016
NOAA Indicates It Won’t Share Red Snapper Data with States if Graves Bill Passes 

Oct. 12, 2016
NOAA: Fishermen May Catch More Red Grouper in Gulf; Season Not Expected to Close

Oct. 5, 2016
Radical Environmental Group Attempting to Destroy Louisiana’s Charter-for-Hire Industry

Sept. 30, 2016
Gulf Council Ad Hoc Red Snapper Charter Advisory Panel Opposes Fixed VMS, Supports East/West Gulf Biomass/Effort to Help Apportion Quota

Sept. 26, 2016
Gulf Council to hold Coral Stakeholder Engagement Meeting in Houma

Sept. 19, 2016
Gov. Edwards Supports State Management of Red Snapper but Can’t Get Behind Graves Bill

Sept. 14, 2016
Gulf Council to Accept Public Comments on Logbooks During Sept. 28 Webinar

Sept. 9, 2016
LCBA Advocates for Charter Industry, Is Encouraged by Dialogue at Red Snapper Summit

Sept. 8, 2016
Gulf Council’s Ad Hoc Red Snapper Charter Advisory Panel to Discuss Amendment 41, Logbooks in Kenner

Aug. 18, 2016
Gulf Council Meeting Day 3 Recap

Aug. 16, 2016
Gulf Council Meeting Day 2 Recap

Aug. 15, 2016
Gulf Council Meeting Day 1 Recap

Aug. 11, 2016
Tips for Getting the Most out of Giving Public Testimony 

Aug. 10, 2016
Graves-Melancon spat: Politicians Play Games While the Future of the Charter Fishing Industry Hangs in the Balance

Aug. 9, 2016
It's Time to Speak Up when the Gulf Council Convenes in New Orleans Aug. 15-18

Aug. 8, 2016
Gulf Council Comes to NOLA for August Meeting

Aug. 4, 2016
With More Season Closures, Increased Questions on LDWF’s Sudden Step Backwards in Pushing for Regional Management of our Fisheries

Aug. 2, 2016
NOAA Fisheries Finally Backs Adaptive Fish Allocation Management, however Commitments and Timelines Remain Devoid from Policy

July 29, 2016
Recreational Gray Triggerfish State and Federal Fishing Season Will Remain Closed

July 28, 2016
Recreational Greater Amberjack State and Federal Fishing Season Will Remain Closed


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