Red Snapper Season Cut Short by Federal Regulations

Reported by: Alyssa Meisner
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Updated: 5/06/2014 7:07 pm
Red snapper season has been cut short this year by federal regulation. The season was 44 days last year and only 11 days this year. This affects local charter boat captains who schedule trips out to sea for red snapper season. Much to their surprise, the M.D.M.R. handed down federal regulations stating they now have only 11 days this year. With weather irregularities, that season could be even shorter. Tuesday night, the M.D.M.R. is holding a meeting to get feedback from recreational fishermen. Click on the video at left to watch our live interview with Melissa Scallan, the P.I.O. for the M.D.M.R.

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