Offshore extension bill dovetails into red snapper issue

BATON ROUGE — The Bayou State’s junior senator has introduced the Offshore Fairness Act to extend Louisiana’s jurisdiction in the Gulf of Mexico and solidify the state’s position on the management of the red snapper fishery. The bill doesn’t only grant states’ rights to energy resources with additional property rights, it also gives them exclusive fishery management authority over reef fish within the new boundary,” Vitter said.continued