I don't want to say I told you so, but you guys didn't seem to take it seriously when I mentioned it about Kingfish. Now here comes the Reef Fish Version. Read the release it says it for RECS and COMS.
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene its Ad Hoc Reef Fish Limited Access Privilege Program Advisory Panel in Tampa, Florida at the Gulf Council Offices, 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday, December 14, 2009 and conclude by 4:30 p.m.
During its meeting, the Advisory Panel will discuss issues related to the design, adoption, implementation, and evaluation of a reef fish limited access program for the commercial and recreational sectors.
Copies of the agenda and other related materials can be obtained by calling the Council office at 813-348-1630.
The Ad Hoc Reef Fish Limited Access Privilege Program Advisory Panel membership includes representatives from the commercial, for-hire charter/head boat, and recreational sectors, as well as representatives from non-governmental organizations. Members were appointed by the Council to assist the Council in designing and evaluating management measures that would consider all issues related to the adoption of a reef fish limited access program for the commercial and recreational sectors. In designing the program, consideration would be placed on the trading of catch shares between sectors.
Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the Advisory Panel for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Actions of the Advisory Panel will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agenda and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take action to address the emergency.
Meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Tina O'Hern at the Council at least five days prior to the meeting date.
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is one of eight regional fishery management councils established by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976. The Council prepares fishery management plans designed to manage fishery resources in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.