Red Snapper Season?

SansPeurSansPeur Orlando, FLPosts: 133 Deckhand
Does anyone know exactly when the Red Snapper season is? I read it was this weekend but now hear it was moved to August???
Since 2004 as ReelDreams.

Replies

  • bigslickbigslick Posts: 37 Greenhorn
    Review Continues for Red Snapper Opening in the  
    South Atlantic for 2018  
    Fishery remains closed; decision expected within the next two weeks
     
    Fishermen are reminded that harvest and/or possession of red snapper is prohibited in federal waters off the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and the east coast of Florida. The fishery remains closed as NOAA Fisheries and the Secretary of Commerce continue final review of Amendment 43 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan for the South Atlantic Region. A Fishery Bulletin regarding approval is expected from NOAA Fisheries and the Secretary within the next two weeks. Given the timeline for the review process, it is likely that, IF the amendment is approved, a red snapper season would begin in August 2018.
     
    The amendment specifies a total annual catch limit (ACL) for red snapper of 42,510 fish, with 29,656 fish allocated to the recreational sector. The bag limit for red snapper would be 1 fish per person/day with no minimum size limit. The recreational season would be weekends only (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). The number of weekend openings for the recreational fishery would be determined by NOAA Fisheries and announced in advance. The commercial fishery would open with a 75-pound trip limit (gutted weight) with no minimum size limit, and close when the commercial ACL is met or projected to be met. The Council approved Amendment 43 for Secretarial review in September 2017. A benchmark stock assessment for red snapper will be conducted in 2020.
     
    Sign up for E-News from the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council's website at www.safmc.net and receive Fishery Bulletins from NOAA Fisheries' Southeast Regional Office at http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/index.html.



  • bigslickbigslick Posts: 37 Greenhorn
    That's from an email I received yesterday.
  • SansPeurSansPeur Orlando, FLPosts: 133 Deckhand
    Thanks, I looked all over and couldn't find anything. You would think they would make it easy. But then again it is the government.
    Since 2004 as ReelDreams.
  • poolmanpoolman Posts: 69 Greenhorn
    They're waiting for peak hurricane season

Leave a Comment

BoldItalicStrikethroughOrdered listUnordered list
Emoji
Image
Align leftAlign centerAlign rightToggle HTML viewToggle full pageToggle lights
Drop image/file