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NOAA administrator Kathryn Sullivan said producers could use round or rectangular pens to raise native fish in the gulf, similar to these salmon pens in the Faroe Islands. ERIK CHRISTENSEN / WIKIMEDIA.ORG/WIKI/USER:ERIK_CHRISTENSEN

Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish Farming

Soon companies will be able to farm fish in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has opened federal waters to aquaculture. After getting a permit from NOAA, companies will be able to anchor giant cages and raise everything from red drum to almaco jack in federal…


Gulf Red Snapper Opens Recreationally Oct. 1 in State, Federal Waters

Gulf Red Snapper Opens Recreationally Oct. 1 in State, Federal Waters

The recreational harvest of red snapper will open Oct. 1 in state and federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. In state waters, which are from shore to 9 nautical miles in the Gulf, the season will remain open through Oct. 21, closing on Oct. 22. In federal waters, which…


Atlantic Snook to Close in Florida State, Federal Waters

Atlantic Snook to Close in Florida State, Federal Waters

The recreational harvest of snook in Atlantic state and federal waters closes June 1. Snook will reopen for harvest in Atlantic federal, state and inland waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, on Sept. 1. Snook remains closed for harvest in Gulf of Mexico state waters, including Everglades National…


Gulf Amberjack Closes in Florida State, Federal Waters June 1st

Gulf Amberjack Closes in Florida State, Federal Waters June 1st

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters closes June 1. Greater amberjack will reopen for harvest in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters Aug. 1. State waters in the Atlantic extend from shore to 3 nautical miles and in the Gulf from…


April 1 Marks Openings for Some Groupers, Snappers; Closing for Spiny Lobster in Florida State Waters

April 1 Marks Openings for Some Groupers, Snappers; Closing for Spiny Lobster in Florida State Waters

Atlantic vermilion snapper and several species of Gulf of Mexico grouper will be back on the list of fish that recreational anglers in state waters can take home for dinner starting April 1. The first day of the spiny lobster closed season is also April 1. Vermilion snapper that are…


Near shore artificial reefs build fish habitat, coastal economy

Reefing operations began in Port Mansfield last week in a joint project between the Coastal Conservation Association, Habitat Today for Fish Tomorrow and Texas Parks and Wildlife. Over 4,000 concrete culverts will be deployed about seven nautical miles offshore from Port Mansfield. These artificial forms will join 800 other culverts…


Gulf grouper recreational season opens April 1

The recreational harvest of shallow-water groupers in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters off Florida, except in all waters of Monroe County, reopens on April 1.  However, the recreational harvest of gag grouper is still prohibited in Gulf federal waters off Florida (beyond nine nautical miles from shore).  Also,…


NOAA Expands Fishing Closed Area in Gulf of Mexico

NOAA has expanded the closed fishing area in the Gulf of Mexico to capture portions of the oil slick moving beyond the area’s current northern boundary, off the Florida panhandle’s federal-state waterline. This boundary was moved to Panama City Beach. This federal closure does not apply to any state waters….


Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Season to Open July 15

AUSTIN, Texas — The Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season for both state and federal waters will open 30 minutes after sunset Wednesday, July 15, 2009. The opening date is based on an evaluation of the biological, social and economic information to maximize the benefits to the industry and the…


NOAA Report: Four Fish Stocks Declared Fully Rebuilt

Largest Number of Stocks Rebuilt Since 2001 NOAA’s Fisheries Service reported to Congress today that four stocks – Atlantic bluefish, Gulf of Mexico king mackerel and two stocks of monkfish in the Atlantic – have been rebuilt to allow for continued sustainable fishing. This is the largest number of stocks…