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Vermillion Snapper Annual Catch Limit Reduced

KEY MESSAGE:  NOAA Fisheries announces a reduction to the annual catch limit for vermilion snapper in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf).  The annual catch limit is the maximum amount of vermilion snapper that can be landed each year.  NOAA Fisheries is also specifying a proxy for the maximum sustainable yield,…

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LDWF Opens Spring Shrimp Season in a Portion of LA Inshore Waters April 30

shrimp boats docked along the canal in Delcambre

On April 26, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission convened a special meeting to consider setting the opening of the spring shrimp season in a portion of state inshore waters.   The Commission set the opening based on information provided by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologists and public…

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2018 Recreational-For-Hire Red Snapper Season Announced

school of red snapper swimming in blue water

WHAT/WHEN: NOAA Fisheries has issued exempted fishing permits, which allow each Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) state to set their own season for the red snapper private angling component in state and federal waters during 2018 and 2019. The 2018 fishing season for the federally permitted for-hire component will be 51…

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