Popular red snapper makes a comeback

South Florida Sun-Sentinel – WASHINGTON – Over 18 years of running Old Dixie Seafood in Boca Raton, Larry Siemsen has seen supplies of locally caught red snapper dwindle and prices double, thanks to decades of over-fishing and recent federal restrictions to help the popular fish recover. But now the red snapper is making a comeback near Florida’s shores, saved by those strict federal limits. And Florida anglers, state officials and boat captains — who say they’re finding far more big, healthy snappers – are clamoring for looser limits on this favorite for catching and eating. Not so fast, conservationists say continued

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