Louisiana Recreational Reef Fish Management Plan

Currently, LDWF manages the recreational red snapper fishery in Louisiana’s state waters. NOAA Fisheries is responsible for managing this fishery in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, based on recommendations from the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council.

In June 2016 and again in April 2017, LDWF made a proposal to the Council to allow the state to manage the recreational red snapper fishery in both state and federal waters off Louisiana’s coast. This proposal is one of a number of options LDWF has been pursuing to help Louisiana’s recreational fishermen gain better access to red snapper in the Gulf.

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