Officials to discuss sharks at meeting

Sharks and shark management will be the topic at a hybrid meeting of the Gulf Council and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries Division of Highly Migratory Species on Tuesday, Aug. 23.

The meeting is an opportunity for the public to ask questions about sharks and shark management in the Gulf of Mexico, said a press release from the council.

The meeting, which will start about 5 p.m., will begin with a short introduction to highly migratory species, including tuna, swordfish, billfish and shark, with a focus on sharks and shark management in the Gulf.

Staff from the council and NOAA will answer the public’s questions.

Those who wish to attend in person will meet at the Omni Hotel in Corpus Christi, located at 900 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Virtual participants can listen online through the GoToWebinar application or via phone.

Participants who want to ask a question must join the webinar online at gotowebinar.com/ register/1291284472642856460.

To listen by phone call 1-914- 614-3221. The audio access code is 763-745-623.

Questions also may be emailed to gulfcouncil@gulfcouncil.org or texted to (813) 317-6220. A staff member will ask questions on your behalf.

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is one of eight regional fishery management councils established by the Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976. The council prepares fishery management plans, which are designed to manage fishery resources within the 200-mile limit of the Gulf of Mexico in U.S. federal waters.

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