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Red flags and lifeguard patrols on public beaches due to rip tide forecast | WPMI

April 10, 2019
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — The local beach forecast calls for high rip current conditions the next several days and for the upcoming weekend.Red Flags have been flying all day today and more than likely will continue into early Wednesday. During the Spring Break season families come from all over the country with the intent to get in the Gulf waters.
Source: Red flags and lifeguard patrols on public beaches due to rip tide forecast | WPMI
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Alabama Receives Approval to Manage Recreational Red Snapper Fishery

April 05, 2019
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met this week in Biloxi, Mississippi, to take final action on Reef Fish Amendment 50: State Management for Recreational Red Snapper. The Council voted unanimously to delegate management authority of the private angling component for recreational red snapper fishing to each Gulf state, beginning with the 2020 fishing year. Under this amendment each state is allocated a portion of the recreational quota. Alabama was allocated just over 26% of the total recreational red snapper quota.
Source: Alabama Receives Approval to Manage Recreational Red Snapper Fishery
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Recreational Harvest Closure of Greater Amberjack and Gray Triggerfish – Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council

March 20, 2019
This NOAA Fisheries Bulletin is provided as a courtesy: FB19-016 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: March 20, 2019 CONTACT: Lauren Waters, 727-824-5305, Lauren.Waters@noaa.gov   WHAT/WHEN/WHERE: Recreational harvest of gray triggerfish in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) will close at 12:01 am, local time, on May 11, 2019. The 2020 recreational fishing year begins…
Source: Recreational Harvest Closure of Greater Amberjack and Gray Triggerfish - Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
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Latest beach conditions: Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Destin, Panama City Beach – al.com

March 18, 2019
Purple flags – indicating the presence of dangerous marine animals – were flying late last week in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores due to the presence of Portuguese Man O’ War, a jellyfish-like creature capable of stinging humans. Those purple flags were taken down Saturday.
Source: Latest beach conditions: Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Destin, Panama City Beach - al.com
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Beach conditions in Panama City Beach: Dangerous marine life gone from Orange Beach, Gulf Shores – al.com

March 17, 2019
It looks like the Portuguese Man O’ War – the large jellyfish-like creature capable of killing marine animals and stinging humans – are gone from Orange Beach and Gulf Shores. Both Orange Beach and Gulf Shores have taken down the purple flags, flown when potentially dangerous marine life is present. Both popular tourist spots are flying yellow flags, indicating the presence of moderately rough surf and rip currents.
Source: Beach conditions in Panama City Beach: Dangerous marine life gone from Orange Beach, Gulf Shores - al.com
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Beach conditions: Portuguese Man O’ War in Orange Beach, dangerous rip currents in Gulf Shores – al.com

March 15, 2019
Orange Beach is flying purple flags today due to the presence of Portuguese Man O’ War. Red flags – signifying – the potential for high or dangerous currents are also flying. The animals, close kin to jellyfish, were reported in the area, prompting the addition of the purple flag.
Source: Beach conditions: Portuguese Man O’ War in Orange Beach, dangerous rip currents in Gulf Shores - al.com
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Marine Resources to Hold Public Meetings on Potential Regulation Changes

March 05, 2019
March 5, 2019 - Orange Beach, AL - (OBA®) - The Alabama Marine Resources Division (MRD) will host three public meetings to provide information about potential upcoming regulation changes. To provide the information in a timely manner, the meetings are designed to address the priorities and issues of specific user groups. However, each meeting is open to the public.
Source: Marine Resources to Hold Public Meetings on Potential Regulation Changes
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Thousands of pounds of red snapper, shark seized from illegal fishing lanchas | kiiitv.com

March 02, 2019
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi was busy this week stopping some illegal fishing in federal waters. On Wednesday, crews stopped three lanchas with more than a dozen Mexican fisherman who were fishing illegally. The Coast Guard recovered more than 3,000 pounds of red snapper and more than 1,000 pounds of shark.
Source: Thousands of pounds of red snapper, shark seized from illegal fishing lanchas | kiiitv.com

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