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Welcome!  This homepage is dedicated to providing the most complete and accurate source for scientific information on the Gulf menhaden.  The information included within reflects the most current scientific data available on both the fish and the fishery.  The Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission has worked hand-in-hand with the National Marine Fisheries Service, the five Gulf States (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas), and the menhaden industry for many years to monitor the Gulf menhaden stocks and is confident in the assessments provided here.  If you have any questions regarding this information, please feel free to contact us here at the Commission office.

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Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission
2404 Government St
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
39564
(228) 875-5912
Fax (228) 875-6604

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Steven J. VanderKooy, Interjurisdictional Fisheries Program Coordinator

 

 

 

Announcing:

The 2013 Stock Assessment for the Gulf Menhaden is available from the SEDAR website.  The latest assessment indicates that the Gulf menhaden fishery is not overfished nor in an overfished state. At the October meeting of the GSMFC, draft reference points were approved for inclusion in the draft Fishery Management Plan (FMP), which should be available for public comment in 2014.

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