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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...
The Coastal Conservation Association on Wednesday announced that it filed a federal lawsuit against the implementation of a red snapper plan in the Gulf of Mexico that takes a percentage of the recreational quota and reserves it for use by the charter and for-hire fishing industries. In a statement CCA cited Amendment 40, which was approved by...
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...
Recreational red snapper fishing in the Gulf of Mexico is going to be short-lived in 2014, but just how long Texas anglers will actually have to pursue the noted sport fish in federal waters remains up in the air. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management in a stunning move Thursday approved...
Red snapper fishing in Texas and across the Gulf of Mexico is a hot-button topic, full of firebrand reproaches and approaches for past, present and future management of one of the most popular fisheries in the world. However, in moving forward, technology will play a large part in deciding how...
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council voted Feb. 8 to recommend an emergency rule that could shorten the recreational red snapper fishing  season in federal waters off the Texas coast to as little as 11 days from the planned 27-day season. The recommendation passed by a narrow majority, over strong...
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...
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...
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...
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...