June 01, 2016

A Major Fish Tale: Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico

Sean Morrison

Fishing is very popular along the Gulf of Mexico, and one of our favorites is red snapper. If you come out to the waters off Mississippi, you will find the largest and healthiest red snapper population in decades. Just don’t catch them. Despite the success of the Gulf red snapper fishery management plan, the federal fishing season is shrinking rapidly. In 2016, you had only eight days to fish for this tasty seafood favorite.

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