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FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: June 8, 2016
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NOAA Fisheries Extends the Private Angler’s Red Snapper 
Recreational Fishing Season for 2 days in the Gulf of Mexico


NOAA Fisheries is extending the red snapper recreational fishing season for private anglers in the Gulf of Mexico due to impacts of Tropical Storm Colin.  The private angler component’s federal-water fishing season was scheduled to close at 12:01 a.m. (local time) Friday June 10, 2016.  NOAA Fisheries is extending the federal season for two additional days; the private angler red snapper federal season will close at 12:01 a.m. (local time) Sunday, June 12, 2016.  This extension is in response to requests the agency received from concerned anglers.

PLEASE NOTE:  This extension applies only to Gulf of Mexico federal waters (seaward of 9 nautical miles).  Regulations in state waters vary among states.  Please refer to state regulations when fishing in state waters.