Gulf red snapper weekend season set to end
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Media contact: Lee Schlesinger, 850-487-0554
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission reminds anglers that this fall's recreational red
snapper weekend harvest season in the Gulf of Mexico ends on Nov.
22. Anglers, except for the captain and crew of for-hire
vessels, may still keep two red snapper greater than 16 inches
total length per person daily this Friday, Saturday and Sunday,
The recreational harvest of red snapper in Gulf
state and federal waters off Florida was extended for eight
straight three-day weekends beginning on Oct. 1. This added
season was made possible because the established recreational
harvest quota for these fish was not met during the regular Gulf
red snapper season in June and July, due to reduced fishing in the
Gulf as a result of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
The 2011 Gulf recreational red snapper season is
scheduled to open on June 1. Updated information about red
snapper management and regulations is available online at
MyFWC.com/Rules (click on "Fishing - Saltwater").