Information for Interested Participants

 ​​2019 Repose

Thank you for your interest in helping to support restoration of pelagic fish in the Gulf of Mexico.

After two successful project years​, NFWF and NOAA are excited to announce the 2019 project. Participating vessel owners in the Gulf of Mexico will refrain from pelagic longline fishing during the temporary, voluntary six-month repose period (January 1 through June 30, 2019). During the repose, participants will be encouraged to fish for yellowfin tuna and swordfish using alternative gear (greenstick, buoy gear and deep drop rod and reel gear) provided as part of the project.

Eligible pelagic longline vessel owners and/or permit holders will receive a 2019 Repose Package via mail, including a Request for Quotation form. All the resources in the package can also be found on the right side of this webpage in both English and Vietnamese. If you did not receive a package, but are interested in participating in the project, please contact Michael Lagua at NFWF ( 

To participate in the project, interested vessel owners should return the completed Request for Quotation form to NFWF no later than October 5, 2018. Offerors will be notified about whether they have been selected to participate in the 2019 repose in mid-October 2018.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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