The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has released the latest private recreational red snapper landing estimates through May 30, 2021. LA Creel, LDWF’s near real-time landings data collection program, indicates that 67,947 pounds, or 8 percent, of Louisiana’s 2021 annual private recreational allocation of 832,493 pounds have been harvested during the first weekend of the red snapper season.
The private recreational red snapper season began May 28 in both state and federal waters. This season will run weekends only (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, including the Mondays of Memorial Day and Labor Day) with a daily bag limit of two fish per person and a 16-inch total length minimum size limit until recreational landings approach or reach Louisiana’s allocation.
For more information on the 2021 red snapper season and detailed landing estimates, visit: https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/page/red-snapper
The department encourages anglers’ voluntary participation in its electronic reporting program to improve recreational harvest data collection. To learn how to participate in voluntarily reporting your catch, please reference the appropriate link below, depending on the make of your cellular device.
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