The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has posted online the latest version of its Federal Fishing Regulations for both commercial and recreational fishing. For recreational regulations, click here; and for commercial regulations, click here.
Federal fishing regulations are not always the same as state fishing regulations. For species that are not managed by federal regulations, states have the authority to extend state rules into federal waters for residents of that state or vessels landing a catch in that state.
A supplemental update sheet will be periodically published to indicate changes in fishing regulations between publications. Contact the Gulf Council to obtain the most recent supplement.
The Official Electronic Code of Federal Regulations for 50 CFR 622 for Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic is also available online. Please visit www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.html.
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