Recreational Red Snapper Season To Close August 17

Red Snapper

Federal mismanagement of red snapper draws attention of Congress

By Jack Elliot, Jr, Associated Press, June 12, 2015 Sen. Shelby seeks much-needed relief for recreational anglers WASHINGTON, DC – In an unprecedented display of engagement, Congress is making its displeasure known over the current course of federal management of Gulf red snapper by directly addressing it in a number of recent pieces of legislation…

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Red Snapper Mandatory Reporting Requirement

The 10 day Federal season for the recreational harvest of red snapper will be open from June 1-10. This year anglers landing fish in Mississippi will be required to comply with a new mandatory reporting requirement administered by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR). The reporting system requires a representative from each vessel to…

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Lost Opportunity for State Management of Red Snapper

House Committee member helps derail state management amendment WASHINGTON, DC – Legislation to transfer management of Gulf red snapper away from the federal government and allow the Gulf States to manage the fishery entirely was narrowly rejected last week during a hearing of the House Natural Resources Committee. The state management amendment was one of…

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CCA Files Lawsuit to Stop Sector Separation

Legal challenge follows Commerce approval of controversial red snapper management scheme Posted on April 22, 2015 Coastal Conservation Association announced today that it has filed a lawsuit against implementation of Amendment 40 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico. Also known as “sector separation,” the amendment is…

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Congressman Urge Council to Table Amendment 40

Sportsmen’s Caucus urges ‘fair and euitable balance’ in red snapper fishery WASHINGTON, DC (10-20-14) – The Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) has joined a groundswell of opposition to a controversial mangemement proposal for Gulf red snapper scheduled for a final vote of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council this week in Mobile, Alabama. In a…

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