2019

Governor Ivey announces Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council approves Alabama’s state expenditure plan for Gulf Coast recovery

April 12, 2019
Alabama Draft State Expenditure Plan approved

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey announced on March 29, 2019, the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Federal Council) has approved Alabama’s State Expenditure Plan for Gulf Coast recovery.

Alabama receives approval to manage recreational red snapper fishery

April 4, 2019
Alabama receives approval to manage recreational red snapper fishery, beginning in 2020

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met this week in Biloxi, Mississippi, to take final action on Reef Fish Amendment 50: State Management for Recreational Red Snapper. The Council voted unanimously to delegate management authority of the private angling component for recreational red snapper fishing to each Gulf state, beginning with the 2020 fishing year.