April 2023 Newsletter

Full text is below the image of the printed newsletter. The Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) helps prevent illegal, unregulated, and unreported (IUU) fishing products from reaching the U.S. market. In comments filed this month, SSA suggested ways to increase the enforceability of SIMP and implement a meaningful traceability program. We presented examples of loopholes […]

Gulf Council Seeks Applicants for Reef Fish and Shrimp Advisory Panels

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is accepting applications for membership on the Reef Fish Advisory Panel and the Shrimp Advisory Panel for the next three-year term. Advisory Panels are charged with advising the Council on specific fishery issues and are comprised of individuals who are knowledgeable and interested in the conservation and management […]

Shrimp AP Takes A Thoughtful Approach To The Future of the Gulf Shrimp Fishery

The Shrimp Advisory Panel (AP) to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met in Tampa on March 3, 2016, to provide its advice to the Council on Shrimp Amendment 17-B. The Shrimp AP is comprised of 14 shrimp industry advisors, representatives and participants throughout the Gulf region with a wide range of considerable expertise. […]


Gulf Council Action on Permit Moratorium At its August meeting, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council took some important if not complicated steps forward with Amendment 17 to the Shrimp Fishery Management Plan (FMP). ¬†This Amendment is being developed by the Gulf Council for the purpose of addressing the upcoming October 2016 expiration of […]

Council Seeks Applicants for Federal Fishery Advisory Panels

As you can see in this News Alert below, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is looking for a number of applicants for the various Advisory Panels to represent the different industries to provide information and guidance in the development and implementation of federal fishery management plans.¬†Advisory panel members are appointed by the Council and […]