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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 recommend an emergency rule that could shorten the recreational red...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 by Roy Crabtree, regional administrator for NOAA Fisheries, is widely...