The Gulf Council has scheduled scoping workshops around the Gulf of Mexico to get public input on a proposed amendment that examines regional management of recreational red snapper. Scoping workshops are the first and best opportunity for you to make suggestions or raise issues and concerns before the Council begins developing an amendment.

Regional management of recreational red snapper would enable areas of the Gulf to propose management measures tailored to specific regions. This round of scoping workshops will address regional management issues, including locally optimal management measures, regional boundaries, allocation, and other components for the design of regional management proposals.

Seven scoping workshops are scheduled around the Gulf. All workshops begin at 6pm and conclude at the end of public comment, but no later than 9pm. The workshop schedule is as follows:

January 14, 2013
Doubletree by Hilton
4964 Constitution Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

January 14, 2013
Holiday Inn Express
2440 Gulf Freeway
Texas City, TX 77591

January 15, 2013
Hilton Garden Inn
6717 S. Padre Island Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78412

January 15, 2013
Four Points by Sheraton
940 Beach Boulevard
Biloxi, MS 39530

January 16, 2013
Hilton Garden Inn
23092 Perdido Beach Blvd
Orange Beach, AL 36561

January 17, 2013
Destin Community Center
101 Stahlman Avenue
Destin, FL 32541

January 22, 2013
Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park
950 Lake Carillon Drive
St. Petersburg, FL 33716

Copies of the scoping document and other related materials can be obtained by calling 813-348-1630 or can be downloaded from the Council’s ftp site,

These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kathy Pereira at least five working days prior to the meeting.

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