red snapper

Red Snapper Emergency Rule – State-Specific 
Recreational Closure Authority

This rule would give NOAA Fisheries the authority to set the closure date of the recreational red snapper season in federal waters off individual Gulf of Mexico states.  The closure date would be dependent on whether state regulations are consistent with federal regulations for the recreational red snapper season length or bag limit.

To reach Sustainable Fisheries staff, please call 727-824-5305.

Point of Contact:

Susan Gerhart   

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Map of the Gulf of Mexico with States EEZ Divided