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Illustrations by Diane Rome Peebles

Illustrations by Diane Rome Peebles

The 2014 Gulf of Mexico red snapper recreational season will be 40 days, opening at 12:01 a.m., June 1, 2014, and closing at 12:01 a.m., July 11, 2014.


For information about how the season was projected, please see the NOAA Fisheries 2014 Red Snapper Recreational Season Length Report.


NOAA Fisheries reminds all federally permitted for-hire vessels that after the federal water closure, they may not harvest and retain recreationally caught red snapper if state waters remain open.


A list of frequently asked questions about the red snapper recreational season can be found at the NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office Web site.