Recreational Gulf red snapper season closes Nov. 1

October 29, 2008

The recreational harvest seasons for red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico will close on Nov. 1.  This closure occurs each year to help rebuild overfished red snapper stocks in the Gulf.

The recreational harvest and possession of red snapper is prohibited beginning Nov. 1 in Gulf state waters.  The recreational harvest of red snapper in Gulf federal waters closed on Aug. 5.  The red snapper sport season is scheduled to reopen on April 15 in Gulf state waters and on June 1 in Gulf federal waters.

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