Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Gulf of Mexico Fall Red Snapper Season (Recreational)

In July the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council voted to increase the 2013 red snapper recreational quota to 5.390 million pounds (mp).

The Council also agreed that, if NMFS determines that unused recreational quota is available, a supplemental season will open October 1 and run continuously until the quota is met.

Preliminary estimates indicate that the supplemental season will be approximately 21 days long. The estimate will be reevaluated when the June recreational landings data become available in mid-August.

The Framework Action will be submitted to the Secretary of Commerce and, if approved, will be implemented in time for the fall season.

source: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council

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