Gulf of Mexico Recreational Red Snapper Management
Although red snapper are recovering quickly in the Gulf of Mexico, the recreational fishing season keeps getting shorter. Many fishermen are frustrated with the increasingly restrictive management regime and the lack of cooperation between state and federal governments. NOAA Fisheries recognizes new and innovative solutions are needed to manage the Gulf of Mexico recreational red snapper fishery.
Red Snapper Management Overview
Read a historical overview of population status, rebuilding the population, and current and future management options.
2018 Stock Assessment - Southeast, Data, and Assessment 52
2022 Red Snapper Recreational Season Length Estimates for the Federal For-Hire Component (Coming Soon)
NOAA Fisheries Gulf of Mexico Branch staff 1-727-824-5305