Discover variety of resources this portal have that were designed to enhance your understanding of corals, habitats and related species.
The spread of lionfish has been fast, and now they are threatening fishery resources and the health of corals in the Gulf of Mexico.
The rule establishes 13 new habitat areas of particular concern with fishing regulations, designates 8 new areas without fishing regulations, and modifies the regulations in 3 existing areas.
The gulf council managed a comprehensive database of ESA threatened coral locations in the Gulf of Mexico. Explore the ESA Coral explorer database.
The Gulf Council is considering an amendment that could establish a regional approach for managing recreationally harvested red snapper to improve access and… Continue Reading Red Snapper Decision Support Tool
This resource summaries findings of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s 2011-2016 review of essential fish habitat (EFH) in the Gulf of… Continue Reading Essential Fish Habitat 5-Year Review