Something's Fishy with Red Grouper
Fisheries management recommendations made by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council are based on scientific stock assessments, social and economic factors, and advice from our stakeholders. The Council actively gathers input from fishermen and other constituents on proposed management measures through the use of Advisory Panels and through scoping and public hearings.

The Council would like to expand the type of information it gathers to gain a better understanding of what’s happening on the water. The Council recognizes that as active fishermen, you may notice trends or strange things happening in the Gulf that the scientists and managers may not be aware of yet.

A scientific stock assessment of red grouper is scheduled to begin September 2018. We would like to know if you have noticed anything “fishy” about red grouper fishing in recent years. The information you provide will help to inform the scientists and managers as they formulate a current understanding of the red grouper stock.
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FIRST Name *
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LAST Name *
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Association with the Fishery *
SPECIES: Red Grouper
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Please describe your observations *
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General Location of Observation *
Please use the drop down menu to select the area(s) where your observation was made
Using the drop down button please select a location number or numbers that correspond with the area(s)
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Additional Questions (Red Tide and Discards)
The stock assessment scientists would like to gather information on red tide and discards. Please answer the following questions.
RED TIDE: Did you observe grouper killed by red tide *
If yes, please provide the estimated number
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DISCARDS: Did you discard (release) red grouper during your fishing trip? *
If yes, about how many?
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Thank you for taking the time to report your observations to us. The information we gather through this tool will be submitted during the upcoming stock assessment and will be reviewed by the Council and it’s Scientific Advisors (the Scientific and Statistical Committee).

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