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Red snapper allocation limits in the Gulf of Mexico are among the most divisive issues facing recreational and commercial anglers, but the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council is hoping to do its part to start a responsible dialogue, including upcoming public meetings in Texas and other Gulf states. The...
Red snapper issues have been contentious in recent years, especially in 2013 when Texas, Louisiana and other Gulf states pushed back against proposed federal rules, urging that snapper regulation be left up to the discretion of states, citing scientific research supporting the stance. Gov. Rick Perry and other Gulf state...
Note: This article was posted four months before the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council voted to enact an emergency, allowing only an 11-day summer snapper season. Click here for more on red snapper season. The red snapper, among the most sought fish in the Gulf of Mexico by both...
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 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...
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...
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 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,...
Three Texas men have been cited for violating federal reef fish regulations June 19 in the Gulf of Mexico. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents cited Oscar Naranjo, 49, of Galveston; Eustacio Rangel, 51, of Port Isabel; and Vincent Longoria, 47, of Palacios after finding them in possession of...
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, we now have an answer on this year's framework: a...