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Gulf Fisheries Committees to Meet in Tampa in January

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene its Standing and Special Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSCs) beginning at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 6, 2015, until noon Thursday, January 8, 2015. The meetings will be held at the Council office - 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, in Tampa, Florida.

December 2014

Scientists Fear Florida Dolphin Die-Off

News that the morbillivirus outbreak area spread from Brevard County to the Keys this week is almost a worst-case scenario, scientists say. A necropsy performed on an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin that died on Nov. 7 after washing up sick on the Bahia Honda State Park beach earlier that day returned positive Tuesday for the deadly measles-like disease that is highly contagious among sea mammals.

December 2014

Against the Tide

Illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing takes millions of tons of fish from the ocean each year, harming the environment—and the livelihoods of legitimate fishermen around the world.

December 2014

How to Improve the Gulf's Fishing and Hunting Habitats

The fish and wildlife habitats of the Gulf Coast provide great recreation for sportsmen and women from all over the country. Regrettably, the region is losing more wetlands than anywhere else in the U.S.

December 2014

Sea-level dilemmas quietly swelling on First Coast as planners chart steps

A group of First Coast residents - some in local governments, some activists or policy nerds - are charting steps communities can take now to avoid being caught unprepared when tides rise.

December 2014

NOAA Seeks Comment on Snapper/Grouper and Triggerfish Rules for South Atlantic Region

NOAA Fisheries is seeking public comment on Amendment 29 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (Amendment 29). NOAA Fisheries is also seeking public comment on the proposed rule to implement the management measures in the amendment.

December 2014

New Report Shows More Needs to be done to Protect Rivers and Lakes from Agricultural Runoff

"Without higher adoption, there will be no significant improvements in impaired lakes and rivers, which fish and wildlife desperately need."

December 2014