May 31, 2013 – Today, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced a change in the recreational red snapper season and bag limits, to mirror the season set in federal waters by NOAA last week.
State Red Snapper Season
• The state recreational red snapper season first opened March 23, 2013, on weekends only, with a recreational bag limit of 3 fish per person per day at a 16-inch minimum
• Beginning June 1 through June 24, the state red snapper season will be open seven days a week, with a daily bag limit of two fish per person at a 16-inch minimum length
• On June 25, the season will revert back to weekends only through September 30
• A weekend is defined as Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with the exception of Memorial Day and Labor Day, when Monday will be classified as a weekend day as well
The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission will discuss the red snapper season modifications at its June 2013 meeting.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.louisiana.gov on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ldwffb or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.
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