Shrimp Industry Meets Bycatch Reduction Goals Two Years Early

Tarpon Springs, FL—Scientists announced at the National Oceans and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Southeast Bycatch Workshop  that reductions in the U.S. shrimp industry bycatch mortality rate have surpassed the ambitious goals set in the most recent Southeast Data,  Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) red snapper stock assessment. The SEDAR report, which sets forth proposals to manage the […]

Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council to Meet about Red Snapper Management Plan

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will be considering and selecting management measures to rebuild the red snapper stock  Monday, March 20 through Thursday, March 23 at the Radisson Admiral Semmes in Mobile, Alabama. Red snapper are overfished and  overfishing continues. “Overfished,” is a technical management term meaning that the stock lacks the sufficient […]