Red Snapper 2014 Recreational Season 

The attached Federal Register notification announces the 2014 closure date for the red snapper recreational fishing season in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf).  The red snapper recreational season begins each year on June 1.  Based on catch rates in previous years and considering the catches expected in state waters, NOAA Fisheries projects the Gulf-wide red snapper federal recreational season can be 40 days long.  Therefore, federal waters of the Gulf will open to red snapper recreational harvest at 12:01 a.m., June 1, 2014, and close at 12:01 a.m., July 11, 2014.


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