GMFMC Public Hearing schedule for Shrimp Amendment 17A

Below are the dates and locations for the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Public Hearing schedule for Shrimp Amendment 17A. This amendment addresses the continued moratorium on shrimp permits on vessels that fish in the Gulf of Mexico. This amendment will determine if the shrimp industry will renew the current ten year moratorium on permits for another ten years, make the moratorium permanent or not renew and have the industry revert back to open access. Please review the dates and location of these hearings and plan to attend the closest one in your area. Your attendance and opinion on this amendment is vitally important for helping shape what the shrimp industry should look like in the future.


All meetings begin at 6:00 pm local time and end no later than 9:00 pm local time. 


Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Hampton Inn & Suites
4350 Executive Circle
Fort Myers, Florida

Thursday, January 7, 2016
Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore Hotel
2225 North Lois Avenue
Tampa, Florida

Monday, January 11, 2016
Port of Palacios
1602 Main Street
Palacios, Texas

Monday January 11, 2016
IP Casino and Resort
850 Bayview Avenue
Biloxi, Mississippi

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Courtyard by Marriott
3955 North Expressway
Brownsville, Texas

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Holiday Inn Mobile
5465 Highway 90 West
Mobile, Alabama

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Courtyard by Marriott
142 Library Drive
Houma, Louisiana

Thursday, January 14, 2016
Holiday Inn New Orleans Westbank
275 Whitney Avenue
Gretna, Louisiana



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