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NOAA Offers Online Workshop for Gulf of Mexico Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program Participants

September 13, 2021

FB21-059: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Bulletin; For more information, contact: Catch Share Customer Support, (866) 425-7627 (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time),

Key Message:

  • NOAA Fisheries invites all Individual Fishing Quota program (IFQ) participants to attend a virtual workshop, including brief presentations followed by Q&A sessions.
  • For further information, IFQ participants can contact Catch Share Support at (866) 425-7627 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST), Monday through Friday excluding federal holidays.



  • Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 6:00 – 7:30 PM, EST


To register for the workshop, click here:


Event number: 199 203 5976
Join by phone: +1-415-527-5035 US Toll
Access code: 199 203 5976



Catch Share support staff will review new functions added to the online system. A panel of staff from the following offices will also be available to answer participant questions:

  • Permits
  • VMS
  • Loans
  • Law Enforcement


For additional information on the Catch Shares Program and Online System functions, visit:

Sign Up For Text Message Alerts - Find Out About Immediate Openings and Closures

NOAA's Text Message Alert Program allows you to receive important fishery related alerts via text message (SMS).  Standard message & data rates may apply.  You may opt-out at any time.


Text alerts you may receive include:

  • Immediate fishery openings and closures.
  • Any significant changes to fishing regulations that happen quickly.


Sign up for one or more of the following groups:

  • Gulf of Mexico Recreational Fisheries Related Alerts
    • Text GULFRECFISH to 888777
  • Gulf of Mexico Commercial Fisheries Related Alerts
    • Text GULFCOMMFISH to 888777
  • South Atlantic Recreational Fisheries Related Alerts
    • Text SATLRECFISH to 888777
  • South Atlantic Commercial Fisheries Related Alerts
    • Text SATLCOMMFISH to 888777
  • Caribbean Fisheries Related Alerts
    • Text CARIBFISH to 888777


Join us every other Friday on NOAA Fish Instagram for Rec Fish Friday!


Other contacts:

Media:  Kim Amendola, 727-551-5707

            Allison Garrett, 727-551-5750 



Last updated by on September 13, 2021