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

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 Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has received a briefing from staff on the state’s red snapper fishing as well as recent action by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council that is likely to shorten this year’s recreational...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...