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History of Management of Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper

The following is intended to provide a historical overview of the red snapper fishery - looking back at where we've been, how we have arrived at where we are at today, and ways we can move forward to continue rebuilding this important fishery in the future. To return to the Red Snapper Management Overview, please go to https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/southeast/recreational-fishing/gulf-mexico-recreational-red-snapper-management.

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