Red Snapper Season Reopens In September

Aug 30, 2016

This saltwater red snapper, or Lutjanus campechanus, can be found in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.
Credit Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is opening up weekends in September and October for recreational red snapper fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Residents will be able to fish Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting Sept. 2 and on Labor Day. 

The daily bag limit is two fish per person with a fish minimum size limit of 16 inches.

In May, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration kept commercial and recreational red snapper fishing in South Atlantic federal waters closed. This was due to exceeding the allowable catch limit in the 2015 season.

For more information on red snappers in the Gulf, visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website.

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