2013 South Atlantic Red Snapper Season: 
How You Can Help With Data Collection

NOAA Fisheries and state partners from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida are preparing for the 2013 South Atlantic red snapper commercial and recreational seasons. These agencies are looking to fishermen for help with red snapper data collection during the openings. Data collected will provide much needed information for the 2014 red snapper population assessment. Data collection is scheduled to happen in a number of ways and at a number of locations throughout each state.  A summary of data collection efforts is provided below.

2013 Red Snapper Season in the South Atlantic

Sector

Season

Regulations During Season

Commercial

Begins  August 261

Trip limit=75 lbs. gutted weight2

Recreational

August 23-25

Bag limit=1 fish/person/day2

1The commercial season will end when the commercial annual catch limit is projected to be met.

2There is no minimum size limit during the season.

How This Information
Will Be Used
  • For point of contacts for data collection, click here.

Details of the 2013 Season