This is a publication of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council pursuant to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Award No. NA04NMF4410020.

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MONDAY AND TUESDAY COMMITTEE SESSIONS OF SEPTEMBER GULF COUNCIL MEETING CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE IVAN

Tampa, Florida - September 10, 2004 - The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) has cancelled the Monday (September 13) and Tuesday (September 14) committee sessions of its scheduled September 13-17, 2004 meeting at Panama City Beach, Florida due to Hurricane Ivan. On Monday, the Council will consider whether to convene beginning on Wednesday (September 15) as a committee of the whole, weather permitting. If the weather does not allow the meeting to take place, it will be cancelled and rescheduled at a future time and date to be announced.

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is one of eight 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. This news release, and other Council news releases, can be viewed at the Councilís web site at http://www.gulfcouncil.org. In addition, Council press releases may be received via e-mail by sending a blank e-mail message to pressreleases@gulfcouncil.org with SUBSCRIBE as the subject.

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