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Florida Will Have a 52-Day Non-Compliant Red Snapper Season

The state of Florida will have a 52-day non-compliant red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) season in state waters this year. The commissioners unanimously supported Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) staff recommendation for the 52-day season at the FWC Commission meeting today … Continue reading

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“Long and Tedious” Battle with NOAA Ends for Louisiana State Fisheries Managers

In a press release released today by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), Secretary Robert Barham expressed relief that the current battle with federal fisheries managers over the State’s red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) fishery has come to an end. “Glad to … Continue reading

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NOAA and NMFS Lose in Federal Court Over Red Snapper Emergency Rulemaking

On Friday, a U.S. District Judge overturned an emergency rule cutting the red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) season in Federal waters off Louisiana and Texas, saying “the emergency rule was unlawfully promulgated under the Magnuson-Stevens Act.” The Magnusun-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act is the primary piece of legislation informing … Continue reading

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Open Season on Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper?

I have been covering the Gulf of Mexico red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) fishery and the ongoing battle between state and federal fisheries managers on how to best manage that fishery when it comes to recreational angling. Louisiana State University fisheries professor James Cowan … Continue reading

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Regional Management – Encouraging Sign for Red Snapper Fishery in Gulf?

[Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council] passage of regional management in any form is an encouraging sign that the states have decided to flex their muscles within the Council process and that is a very welcome development for all Gulf … Continue reading

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