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National Seafood Month… Red Snapper

If shrimp are king of the shellfish industry, then red snapper are the king of the finfish world. It is arguably the most economically and ecologically important reef fish in the Gulf of Mexico. This fishery began in 1872 with four “snapper smacks” out of Pensacola. By 1890 the fleet had grown to 34 vessels …

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NOAA Seeks Comments on Red Snapper Reallocation

NOAA Fisheries is seeking public comment on a draft environmental impact statement for Amendment 28 of the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico.  They are considering an action to reallocate the red snapper harvest in the Gulf of Mexico.  If you would like to comment electronically visit www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=NOAANMFS-2013-0146.  …

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Gulf Council Votes to Increase the Red Snapper Quotas

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Council moved to set the red snapper quota for 2015 and beyond.  After reviewing recommendations by its scientific advisories the following quotas were set. 2015   Commercial Quota = 7.26 million pounds   Recreational Quota = 7.04 mp   TOTAL = 14.30 mp 2016   Commercial Quota = 7.12 mp                     Recreational Quota = 6.84 …

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