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3-Day Atlantic Red Snapper Season This Weekend

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Update: NOAA Fisheries recently announced the 2013 season dates for Atlantic red snapper in federal waters. Red snapper will open for one three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) beginning August 23 and continuing through August 25. The bag limit will remain at one fish per person per day and there will be no minimum size limit.


Associated Press Release

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- The three-year-old moratorium on red snapper fishing in the Southeast is being lifted this weekend.

Fishermen in the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida will again be able to catch red snapper, but only from Friday through Sunday.

Biologists in all the states will be checking the fish caught to gather information about the size and sex of the fish and better determine next year's red snapper populations.

The moratorium on catching red snapper was instituted in waters off the four states back in 2010 because of concerns they were being overfished.


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