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Red snapper fishing in Texas and across the Gulf of Mexico is a hot-button topic, full of firebrand reproaches and approaches for past, present and future management of one of the most popular fisheries in the world. However, in moving forward, technology will play a large part in deciding how...
Red snapper fishing has never been a more debated topic, but two things are certain for 2015: Gulf of Mexico sport anglers will get a 10-day season to pursue the tasty catch while charter captains will get more than four times that amount. The recreational fishery beginning 9 nautical miles...
The Coastal Conservation Association on Wednesday announced that it filed a federal lawsuit against the implementation of a red snapper plan in the Gulf of Mexico that takes a percentage of the recreational quota and reserves it for use by the charter and for-hire fishing industries. In a statement CCA cited Amendment 40, which was approved by...
Red snapper fishing in Texas and other states bordering the Gulf of Mexico has no business being governed by the federal government and it's time to move ahead on their own. That's the sentiment from lawmakers and fisheries officials from Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, and now that they...
A new red snapper angler reporting system is showing progress in counting a species desired by both recreational and commercial anglers, but the far-reaching results and the success of the endeavor remain to be seen. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s Coastal Fisheries Division staff asked Texas anglers to report...
The fight over red snapper fishing in the Gulf of Mexico has reached a fever pitch, with the federal agency that oversees the snapper quota this month deciding on only a nine-day recreational season, beginning June 1. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Coastal Fisheries Division staff are now asking recreational...
Texas recreational anglers now have a definitive answer on red snapper fishing in the Gulf of Mexico in 2014: You have nine days to catch the valued species, beginning June 1, after a Wednesday announcement by NOAA Fisheries. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management in a stunning move in April...
Gov. Rick Scott last week sent a letter to Secretary Penny Pritzker of the U.S. Department of Commerce, outlining his disappointment in the lack of flexibility the federal system allows for the management of the red snapper season and other stock fish. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council earlier...
Recreational red snapper fishing in the Gulf of Mexico is going to be short-lived in 2014, but just how long Texas anglers will actually have to pursue the noted sport fish in federal waters remains up in the air. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management in a stunning move Thursday approved...
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council on Thursday voted to enact an emergency rule gutting the recreational red snapper season and allowing only an 11-day summer framework. The daily bag limit of two fish per person and minimum size requirement of 16 inches are unchanged. The council in December set...