This is a publication of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council pursuant to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Award No. NA05NMF4410003.

Gulf Council logoNEWS RELEASE
RELEASE: AS APPROPRIATE
CONTACT: STEVEN ATRAN - 813.348.1630

ECOSYSTEM WORKSHOP IN FORT MYERS RESCHEDULED DUE TO HURRICANE DENNIS

Tampa, Florida - July 8, 2005 - Due to Hurricane Dennis, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) has cancelled its workshop on ecosystem objectives for fisheries management that was scheduled for Monday, July 11, 2005 at the DiamondHead Beach Resort, 2000 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, Florida 33931. It has been rescheduled for Monday, August 8, 2005, at the same location, in conjunction with the rescheduled meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. The remaining workshops remain as scheduled. For more information about the workshops, please see the Councilís press release dated June 13, 2003 (which is available on the Council website at http://www.gulfcouncil.org). The revised schedule is below.

The public workshops will be conducted by an independent facilitator, who will report the results to the Council at its September 2005 meeting in New Orleans. The workshops will be held beginning at 7:00 p.m. and concluding no later than 9:00 p.m. at the following locations and dates:

Monday, July 18, 2005 
Best Western Westshore Hotel
1200 North Westshore Boulevard
Tampa. Florida  33607
813-282-3636
Monday, August 1, 2005
New Orleans Airport Ramada
110 James Drive East
St. Rose, Louisiana  70087
504-466-1355
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
DoubleTree Grand Key Resort
3990 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, Florida  33040
888-310-1540
Tuesday, August 2, 2005
The San Luis Resort
5222 Seawall Boulevard
Galveston, Texas  77551
409-744-1500
Monday, July 25, 2005
Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
1141 Bayview Drive
Biloxi, Mississippi  39530
228-374-5000
Wednesday, August 3, 2005
Omni Corpus Christie, Bayfront Tower
900 North Shoreline
Corpus Christi, Texas  78401
361-887-1600
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Orange Beach Community Center
4849 Wilson Boulevard
Orange Beach, Alabama  36561
253-981-6028
Monday, July 11, 2005 
DiamondHead Beach Resort
2000 Estero Beach Resort
Fort Myers Beach, Florida  33931
239-765-7654
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
National Marine Fisheries Service
3500 Delwood Beach Road
Panama City, Florida 32408
850-234-6541
 

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, as amended. 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.

X X X