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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...
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 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...
The vibrant afternoon that held promise had turned into a shadowy evening crammed with frustration. The sloping sand flat littered with waving grass and oyster shells had produced a number of good fish in the past, but on this coastal day, the only reds and specks that materialized were in...
The Texas A&M System Board of Regents recently approved the creation of the Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation within the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Recreational saltwater fishing in Texas generates more than $981 million dollars in retail sales each year...
NOAA Fisheries has announced a final rule for Gulf of Mexico red snapper, which sets quotas for commercial and recreational harvest. The red snapper quota will increase from 8.08 million pounds to 8.46 million pounds whole weight for 2013 seasons, with recreational anglers getting 4.145 million pounds, 49 percent of the...
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...
Texas anglers looking to fill their freezers with red snapper are urged to head to their local H-E-B or other local seafood-selling establishment. At least that's what NOAA Fisheries and the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council would urge you to do. In the most stunning move it may ever make, the fisheries governing...
Red snapper fishing in the Gulf of Mexico again will feature a shortened season for recreational anglers, at least according to NOAA Fisheries, a move that continues to show the disconnect between science and sense. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council announced Tuesday that recreational sector anglers likely would see...
Anglers in the Gulf of Mexico, including those from Texas, finally have a definitive answer on a supplemental fall red snapper recreational season: There will be one, and it will run Oct. 1-14. NOAA Fisheries on Friday announced a rule increasing the allowable catch for red snapper from 8.46 million...