Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Announces Public Hearing for Amendment 35 for Greater Amberjack

Release Date: 01/04/2012

Anglers are encouraged to provide their input regarding changes to recreational and commercial management measures

(Jan. 4, 2012)– The Gulf Council has scheduled a series of public hearings for Reef Fish Amendment 35 for Greater Amberjack.  Reef Fish Amendment 35 contains alternatives that modify the Greater Amberjack rebuilding plan and consider changes to both recreational and commercial management measures. 

The Louisiana public hearing for Reef Fish Amendment 35 is scheduled as follows:

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport

2829 Williams Blvd.

Kenner, Louisiana

The public hearing begins at 6 p.m. local time, and will conclude at the end of public comment, but no later than 9 p.m. 

These hearings offer the public an opportunity to have a voice in determining federal fishing regulations by actively participating in the Council process. 

A guide to the amendment can be downloaded here, and comments can be submitted here.  The amendment is scheduled for final action during the Council meeting on January 30 through February 3, 2012, in Mobile, Ala.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana's abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.louisiana.govon Facebook at or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.

For more information contact Ashley Wethey at