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Gulf Council Slates In-Person Meetings on Red Grouper

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold three in-person public hearings and two webinars to solicit public comments on Draft Reef Fish Amendment 53 – Red Grouper Allocations and Annual Catch Levels and Targets. The Council is obligated to act on the results of the most recent red grouper stock assessment (SEDAR 61 2019) to ensure that management measures, including the overfishing limit, acceptable biological catch, annual catch limits, annual catch targets, and allocations are based on the best scientific information available.
The public hearings will begin at 6:00 PM and conclude no later than 9:00 PM, local time. In-person attendees will be required to follow the most up to date COVID-19 protocols determined by the Centers for Disease Control and local and state guidelines. Dates and locations are as follows:
In-Person Hearings
Monday, June 7, 2021
Madeira Beach, FL
Madeira Beach City Hall in The City Centre
300 Municipal Drive
Madeira Beach, FL 33708
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Ft. Myers, FL
13051 Bell Tower Drive
Ft. Myers, FL 33907
Monday, June 14, 2021
Panama City, FL
1101 U.S. Highway 231
Panama City, FL 70808
Virtual Hearings
Thursday June 10, 2021
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
To view the document and supplemental materials, or to submit comments, follow the links below:
Written public comments must be received by 5:00 PM on June 15, 2021. If you have any questions, email our Council offices at

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