Category Archives: Regulations & Rules – Saltwater Fishing

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

NEW SPECKLED TROUT LIMITS FOR PART OF THE COAST

In 2007, Special Regulations for speckled trout on the Lower Laguna Madre – below Marker 21 in the Land Cut area went into effect, setting a five fish per day bag limit and 10 fish possession limit. Some factors behind … Continue reading

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DON’T BLINK, OR YOU MIGHT MISS THE 2014 RED SNAPPER SEASON!

Got an email from Bob Zales today telling me he talked to Dr. Roy Crabtree of NMFS on the phone and was told that although it has not yet been published in the Federal register, he expects the 2014 red … Continue reading

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THE RED SNAPPER BATTLES GOES ON AND ON

This is a letter sent by Capt. Bob Zales, of the Panama City (Florida) Boatmens Association and the National Association of Charterboat Operators, to Doug Gregory – the Executive Director of the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council- about the … Continue reading

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FALL RED SNAPPER SEASON SET IN FEDERAL WATERS?

Capt. Bob Zales of Florida just told me he got an email from NMFS today stating the Fall red snapper season for Federal waters in the Gulf will be October 1 through October 14. This should be posted in the … Continue reading

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LOUISIANA DROPS OUT OF FEDERAL SNAPPER DATA COLLECTION

(From: The Fishing Wire via Bob Zales of NACO) In the seemingly endless battle over red snapper management, the Louisiana Department Wildlife and Fisheries took the boldest step to-date, by withdrawing from the NOAA Fisheries Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP), … Continue reading

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FLORIDA TO HAVE FALL SNAPPER SEASON IN STATE WATERS

For immediate release: September 5, 2013 Contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943 FWC takes action on snapper, grouper The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) today approved an Oct. 1-21 supplemental recreational red snapper season in Gulf state waters for 2013 … Continue reading

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PROPOSAL FOR AN “EXEMPTED” CHARTER FISHING PROGRAM FOR RED SNAPPER IN ALABAMA

THIS IS A RATHER LONG AND WORDY DOCUMENT PROPOSING THAT CERTIN CHARTER FISHING ASSOCIATIONS IN ALABAMA BE ALLOWED TO CONDUCT A PILOT PROGRAM TESTING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CHARTER-FOR-HIRE VESSELS FISHING UNDER A QUOTA SYSTEM FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR, RATHER THAN … Continue reading

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NOAA FISHERIES SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON FALL SNAPPER SEASON

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD TO RUN FROM 8/14/2013 TO 8/29/2013 NOAA Fisheries Seeks Public Comment on a Proposed Rule to Increase Red Snapper Quotas and Potentially Re-open the 2013 Recreational Fishing Season Comment period ends August 29, 2013 NOAA Fisheries is … Continue reading

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SEASONS RE-OPEN FOR AMBERJACK AND TRIGGERFISH

Gulf Council Reminder: Greater Amberjack and Gray Triggerfish Set to Open in Federal Waters of the Gulf of Mexico The recreational seasons for greater amberjack and gray triggerfish will reopen in the Federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico August … Continue reading

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INCREASE IN RED SNAPPER QUOTA, POSSIBLE FALL SEASON

For Immediate Release July 17, 2013 Gulf Council Adjusts 2013 Red Snapper Quota and Sets Fall Recreational Red Snapper Season In a special meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council today in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Council voted … Continue reading

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