Texas wildlife officials outraged by Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council action

Red snapper fishing is a lure for offshore charter boats on South Padre Island. Yet, a federal regulatory council could soon reduce the recreational fishing season in federal waters to less than two weeks — in fact, the suggested season could dwindle to as few as 11 days. For the companies invested in expensive boats, who already face rising prices for gasoline and other costs, such a short window for trips is disheartening. Read more