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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 Fisheries Service that, if left in place, would allow the...
The federal fisheries agency that manages recreational red snapper fishing seasons in the Gulf of Mexico is seeking public input on a proposal to increase both the recreational and commercial quotes, and reopen the Gulf to a fall sport-fishing season. The proposed rule from NOAA Fisheries published Wednesday in the...
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 has long been a divisive issue pitting the commercial and recreational sectors against each other in terms of quota, and an amendment up for consideration would alter the annual catch limit in favor of sport anglers, something that certainly will add fuel to the fire. NOAA...
The red snapper debate has Texas and other Gulf states seeing red over what they view as federal intrusion on a recreational fishery that adds millions of dollars to local economies. And the argument has gotten legal. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries...
Texas anglers will have their first fall red snapper season since 2010, beginning Oct. 1, after the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council approved the supplemental framework and increased the quota for commercial and recreational anglers. The overall Gulf quota was increased from 8.46 million pounds to 11 million pounds,...
Texas is blessed with a sweeping coastline that stretches from a state border to an international one, and when you factor in the expansive Gulf of Mexico, there is no shortage of a variety of saltwater fishing terrain. However, there are few places where anglers are able to simply go...
The most dangerous creature lurking off the Texas coast doesn’t have massive teeth, isn’t particularly fast and often can also be found fluttering in home aquariums. In fact, a large one is only about a foot long, but the consequences of the invasive species could have a huge negative impact...
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...
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...