Red Snapper

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

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 requirement of 16 inches are unchanged. The council in December set...
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has scheduled scoping workshops in Gulf states to get public input on a proposed amendment that examines a days-at-sea pilot program for the red snapper for-hire fishery. The council is touting the workshops as the best opportunity for stakeholders to make suggestions or raise...
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...
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant released a joint letter to leadership of the U.S. House and Senate on Wednesday stating that federal management of Gulf red snapper is evidence of a system that is “irretrievably broken,” and...
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...
A new red snapper angler reporting system is showing progress in counting a species desired by both recreational and commercial anglers, but the far-reaching results and the success of the endeavor remain to be seen. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s Coastal Fisheries Division staff asked Texas anglers to report...
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 other stock fish. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council earlier...
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...
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 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 fishing season in federal waters. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management...