Gulf of Mexico Letter of Acknowledgement and Exempted Fishing Permit Information

The following is guidance on requesting a Letter of Acknowledgement (LOA) or Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) for activities in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Activities that may affect a fishery, community, or fishing sector may be reviewed by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and be open for public comment. The most recent LOAs and EFPs reviewed by the Council are listed below.


To reach Sustainable Fisheries staff, please call 727-824-5305.


Point of Contact:

Lauren Waters