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Red Snapper Illustration by Diane Rome Peebles

Red Snapper Illustration by Diane Rome Peebles

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced the state recreational red snapper season will close at 12:01 a.m. on September 8th. We anticipate that private recreational anglers will have harvested our state’s historic and projected share of the total Gulf of Mexico private angler red snapper harvest  (745,000 pounds, or 18 percent of the total) on this date. The state season has been open since March 20, 2015.

For the past two years, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has opened a separate recreational red snapper season in state waters to extend Louisiana’s season beyond the federal season.

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