Gulf fishermen get 14-day fall red snapper season despite uncertainty surrounding the fishery

Federal scientist still don’t know for certain how many pounds of red snapper recreational fishermen caught this year, but the Gulf of Mexico’s chief fisheries manager announced Tuesday afternoon that he is authorizing a 14-day fall season opening at 12:01 a.m. Oct. 1. “We wanted to go ahead and announce the season so fishermen can begin planning trips,” Crabtree said Tuesday afternoon. [email protected] 13:33

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