This is a publication of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council pursuant to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Award No. NA87FC0003.

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COUNCIL CANCELS CONFERENCE CALL MEETING ON RED SNAPPER

Tampa, Florida - August 24, 1998 - The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) has canceled its conference call meeting scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. CST on Thursday, August 27, 1998. A spokesman indicated the meeting was canceled because the Department of Commerce took independent action to release an additional 3 million pounds of red snapper for harvest by Gulf fishermen. Therefore, no Council action is required.

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is 1 of 8 regional fishery management councils that were established by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council prepares fishery management plans that are designed to manage fishery resources in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

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