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and see Chris!!
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This is a reminder about the
change to the "No Wake" zones
in the Orange Beach, AL, area.
Earlier in June of 2015, the area
in Cotton Bayou near Zekes
Marina was changed to No
Wake / Idle Speed. Now,
almost a year ago now,
December 2015, the last stretch
of waterway from Jubilee
Landing to the Florida state line
on Old River has been included
as a No Wake / Idle Speed
Zone. So, now ALL of Old River
in Alabama waters to the state
line is NO WAKE.
|Planning a trip to our area??
Need to plan your accommodations? Then look
no further. Complete your bookings right here!
|Changes to the Alabama
State Waters May 3, 2017
Alabama Anglers! An important announcement,
and just confirmed- the temporary legislation to
extended Alabama State waters to 9 Miles was
just made permanent! The state has been
working on provisions to permanently extend the
state waters to 9 miles for a couple years now,
and thanks to the tireless efforts by our
representatives it has finally come to pass! I
wanted to give Rep Bradley Byrne and Senator
Richard Shelby's Offices a big thank you for all
of their efforts in this endeavor!
For more information,
Also, in speaking with our local Alabama
Conservation Office- I was reminded how
important it is for all anglers to report their Red
Snapper catch landed / brought into any
Alabama marina or port for the purpose of
providing more reliable numbers for NOAA and
GCFC than what they currently have. This can
be done on the Outdoor Alabama website, or
on your smartphone, available on the Pocket
Ranger app for IOS and Android.
|The Alabama Marine Resources is
deploying some new reef materials!
New material and pyramids are being set almost everyday. This includes 50
new ecoreefs within the newer Minton Reef Zones, only about 3 Miles
offshore. We have heard there are also plans for new deployments off of
Dauphin Island in the near future.
Stay up to date on all the new reef deployments in the offshore and near
shore artificial reef zones. Files are updated as public reefs are completed.
Offshore and near shore reef coordinates can be found at:
Right click the files and select "SAVE" to properly download them.
All annual Alabama
Expired August 31-
Renew Yours Today!!
|Helpful Quick Links!
|Our July 22, 2017 video fishing Report!
Including an Interview with ReefMakers, David Walter!
|Results of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery
Management Council Meetings 08/7-08/10/17
On August 14, 2017, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
released decisions and findings on the meetings held last week in San
Antonio, TX. You can read this release at the following link:
Among the decisions made were the following: There will be a modification
of the greater amberjack rebuilding plan. The committee determined the
stock continues to be over- fished and wants to change the recreational
season to correct the overage. Also, it was determined to split the season
to allow for a short spring and fall recreational seasons. There will also be a
consideration to modify commercial trip limits.
They also reviewed a series of draft amendments giving the gulf states
powers to manage their own recreational harvest of red snapper out to 200
nautical miles. The council actually preferred an alternative that would allow
each state to choose if they wanted to manage only the "private" anglers, or
manage both private and "federal for-hire" components. In this discussion,
they decided to leave the minimum size recreational limit at 16".
The council will have revised documents concerning these changes for
review at the October 2-6, 2017, meetings in Boloxi, MS.
|It's Hurricane Season! Are You Ready?
The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season Started June 1. Have
you prepared for this year's storm season? If not, now is
the time. We want to help, so we have added this NHC
Hurricane Advisory Widget to our website. Like other
information here, we hope you find it useful.
|Covering the Alabama Gulf Coast from Ft
Morgan to Perdido Key! Click on the OBAVR
logo above, or go to www.obavr.com
|Good News For Recreational Anglers
Concerning the 2017 Red Snapper Season
|It's Our Responsibility, And It's The Law!
|A word from Alabama Department of Conservation and
Marine Resources on this years extended red snapper
season and the Alabama Snapper Check System
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