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What Folks Got Wrong About Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Leisure Fishing Data

What Folks Got Wrong About Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Leisure Fishing Data

With Red Snapper season still going along swimmingly, there may be some confusion regarding annual data and the varying  limits and restrictions in each of the five Gulf states. This NOAA article links to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, a thorough resource for information about fishery resource management in the Gulf waters. Click on this Red Snapper page on the Gulf Council site for links featuring details by state. Happy fishing! – Editor

When it comes to characterizing the accuracy of data, facts matter. Read the new leadership message from Russ Dunn, National Policy Advisor for Recreational Fishing.

Recent data and management improvements in the Gulf of Mexico recreational red snapper fishery are cause for optimism. New sources of data, such as the Great Red Snapper Count, and longer fishing seasons are providing scientists and managers new insights, and anglers more opportunities. Yet, the conversation continues over the management of red snapper and the data used for management.

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