After considerable anticipation from anglers, NOAA Fisheries recently announced the opening of the 2014 recreational red snapper fishing seasons in South Atlantic federal waters.
The recreational 2014 catch limit is set at 22,576 fish.
The 2014 South Atlantic red snapper recreational fishing season will consist of the following days:
July 11, 12, 13 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
July 18, 19, 20 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
July 25, 25 (Friday, Saturday)
During the open recreational season, the bag limit is one fish per person per day and there is no minimum size limit for red snapper.
NOAA Fisheries may change commercial and recreational season dates if tropical storm or hurricane conditions exist, or are projected to exist, in the South Atlantic. If severe weather conditions exist, NOAA Fisheries will announce via NOAA Weather Radio and a Fishery Bulletin any change in the red snapper fishing seasons.
Full regulations can be found in the Federal Register.
For additional information regarding the South Atlantic red snapper annual catch limits and recreational length projection report, visit the NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office website at www.safmc.net.
source: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council