Louisiana Wildlife & Fish Commission seeks input on red snapper

There’s a chance the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will allow each Gulf Coast state to set its own seasons and potentially other management measures for the recreational red snapper harvest in both state and federal waters.

The Gulf Council is considering six amendments that would allow just that and has scheduled public hearings across the Gulf Coast to solicit public comment on the amendments, according to a news release from the state state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

This is a golden opportunity for us, the recreational red snapper fishermen who have been so frustrated and, yes, bitter for two decades by the federal rules and regulations governing the allotment of a reef fish that is prevalent in the northwestern Gulf.

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