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Information, updates and articles about red snapper fishing in Texas and the Gulf of Mexico

A week after a ruling striking down an emergency rule that gave NOAA Fisheries the authority to adjust red snapper seasons off each Gulf state based on whether their state-water seasons and bag limits were consistent with federal regulations,...
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and its commission joined together to file a lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in Brownsville, challenging an emergency regulation enacted by the  National Marine...
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...
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...
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council announced this year's adjusted red snapper season for Texas, Louisiana and other coastal states, and it appears anglers there will see their snapper season cut drastically in federal waters. The adjustment, announced...
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission will have a special meeting Feb. 26 in Austin to discuss recent events and options involving the Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery. On Feb. 8, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council voted to...
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...
A federal judge in Brownsville has ruled in favor of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in a joint lawsuit brought by the agencies challenging an emergency regulation enacted by the...
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...
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...