Tuesday, December 24, 2013

2014 Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Season (Recreational)

NOAA Fisheries recently released details of the 2014 Gulf of Mexico red snapper recreational season.

The 2014 Gulf of Mexico red snapper recreational season will be 40 days, opening at 12:01 a.m., June 1, 2014, and closing at 12:01 a.m., July 11, 2014.

For information about how the season was projected, please see the NOAA Fisheries 2014 Red Snapper Recreational Season Length Report.

NOAA Fisheries reminds all federally permitted for-hire vessels that after the federal water closure, they may not harvest and retain recreationally caught red snapper if state waters remain open.

A list of frequently asked questions about the red snapper recreational season can be found at the NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office Web site.

source: NOAA Fisheries

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