Category Archives: Regulations & Rules – Saltwater Fishing

You need to know the rules ti play the game – and they change a lot!

H.R. 1382 – “Go Fish” (For Red Snapper) Bill Introduced by Randy Weber of Texas

115th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 1382 To establish requirements and restrictions for the commercial, charter, and recreational red snapper fishing seasons in the Gulf of Mexico for the 2017 and 2018 fishing seasons, and for other purposes. IN THE … Continue reading

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CHANGES IN RED SNAPPER REGS FOR ALABAMA, THE ENTIRE GULF OF MEXICO!

Gulf States to be allowed more control over red snapper harvest Press Release January 5, 2016 Contact: Chris Blankenship, 251-861-2882 Alabama State Waters Extended to 9 Miles for Reef Fish Management The Congressional Omnibus Appropriations bill passed by the U.S. … Continue reading

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NEW ERA BEGINS FOR LOUISIANA SALTWATER FISHERMEN

Louisiana state fishing waters extended to nine miles from shore! LDWF sets 2016 recreational red snapper season; Louisiana waters officially extended from three to nine miles offshore for reef fish management LDWF Secretary Robert Barham announced that the 2016 red … Continue reading

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Changes to be Proposed For Gulf of Mexico Commercial/Recreational Fishing Quotas – Public Comments Sought

SOUTHEAST FISHERY BULLETIN (Gulf of Mexico) FB15-093 Peter Hood 727-824-5305 December 24, 2015 NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on a Notice of Availability for a Proposal to Reallocate Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Comment Period Ends February 22, 2016 NOAA Fisheries … Continue reading

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Alabama State Snapper reporting Numbers Half What NOAA Claims!

This is a press release from the Alabama Marine Resources Division, showing that believable red snapper catch records gathered by that state amount to HALF what NOAA claims Alabama anglers landed. If you don’t know, the numbers NOAA uses consistently … Continue reading

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New Amberjack Rules Up For Public Comments

SOUTHEAST FISHERY BULLETIN (Gulf of Mexico) FB15-071 Rich Malinowski 727-824-5305 September 21, 2015 NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Changes to Greater Amberjack Management Measures in the Gulf of Mexico NOAA Fisheries is seeking comments on changes to the greater … Continue reading

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Amberjack Season Closure Coming Up Soon!

SOUTHEAST FISHERY BULLETIN (Gulf of Mexico) FB15-069 727-824-5305 September 16, 2015 NOAA Fisheries Announces the Gulf of Mexico Greater Amberjack Recreational Fishing Season will close on September 28, 2015 The recreational harvest of greater amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico … Continue reading

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NEW ERA OF RED SNAPPER BATTLES BEGINS

Amendment 40 to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation ct is set to take effect June 1, 2015. This is the legislation which provides for Sector Separation in the recreational fishery for snapper. No longer will the total snapper quota be divided … Continue reading

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REVIEW COMING FOR NOAA’S MARINE RECREATIONAL INFORMTION PROGRAM

This review and having needed changes implemented are what many of us with an interest in Gulf of Mexico Recreational Fisheries have been begging for a long time! NRC to Conduct Review of MRIP Progress and Improvements NOAA Assistant Administrator … Continue reading

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RED SNAPPER “TAGS” IN THE FOR-HIRE FISHERY

This is a “plan” for red snapper management applied to the for-hire sector. It is a government plan, so of course difficult to impossible for most folks to understand. Basically, it is another scheme to divide up the Gulf snapper … Continue reading

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