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Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
The Council meets every two months at various locations around the Gulf coast. Before final action on any proposed rule change is taken, public hearings are held throughout the Gulf as well as at the Council meeting where final action is scheduled. Proposed rule changes are then submitted to NMFS for further review and approval before being implemented.
Type of Organization: Policy or Management
Sector: Federal Government
Main Field of Focus: Fishery Management Issues
Year Created: 1976
Contact Person: Leard (1950-2013), Richard
Home Page URL: http://www.gulfcouncil.org
Keywords: Fisheries, Conservation, Management, Fish Stock, Population dynamics, Catch limit, Habitat, Regulation
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