November 13, 2020

  • Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida – The Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (GSMFC) is seeking proposals (RFP) to address the human dimensions component of the “Reduction of Post-release Mortality from Barotrauma in Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Recreational Fisheries” project. 
  • Maximum contract amount is $200,000 over a three-year period.
  • Proposals are requested that seek to develop and administer reef fish angler survey(s) (baseline and follow-up) and determine effectiveness of project outreach and education programming.
  • Proposals must be received by electronic mail to Charlie Robertson (crobertson@gsmfc.org) by 5:00 pm CST on January 15, 2021. 
  • The period for this work will be March 2021 through June 2024.
  • For more information and project details please refer to the full RFP on the GSMFC website You may also contact Charlie Robertson at above email address.

For More Information Contact:
Mr. Charlie Robertson
(crobertson@gsmfc.org)
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission
2404 Government Street
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
(228) 875-5912

About GSMFC
The Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (GSMFC) was established by an act of Congress (P.L. 81-66) in 1949 as a compact of the five Gulf States. Its charge is
“to promote better utilization of the fisheries, marine, shell and anadromous, of the seaboard of the Gulf of Mexico, by the development of a joint program for the promotion and protection of such fisheries and the prevention of the physical waste of the fisheries from any cause.”
The GSMFC is composed of three members from each of the five Gulf States; the head of the marine resource agency of each state, a member of the state legislature, and a citizen appointed by the governor. The GSMFC is empowered to make recommendations to the governors and legislatures of the five Gulf States on action regarding programs helpful to the management of the fisheries. The states do not relinquish any of their rights or responsibilities in regulating their own fisheries by being members of the GSMFC. Recommendations to the states are based on scientific studies made by experts employed by state and federal resource agencies and advice from law enforcement officials and the commercial and recreational fishing industries. The GSMFC is also authorized to consult with and advise the proper administrative agencies of the member states regarding fishery conservation problems. In addition, the GSMFC advises the U.S. Congress and may testify on legislation and marine policies that affect the Gulf States. One of the most important functions of the GSMFC is to serve as a forum for the discussion of various problems, issues, and programs concerning marine management.

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Michael Bennett

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