LDWF Commission Votes to Change Recreational Red Snapper Season to Weekends-Only

Release Date: 07/03/2018

At today’s meeting, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commissioners voted to change to a weekends-only recreational red snapper season after the scheduled July 8, 2018 closure.  The weekends-only season (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) will begin on July 13, 2018.

This decision was made following a presentation of the latest catch statistics recorded by LA Creel. The near real-time data collection program indicates that approximately 299,061 pounds, or 40 percent of Louisiana’s allocation has been harvested to date. This covers the preliminary estimates for the period through June 24, 2018.

More information about Louisiana’s recreational red snapper season, including harvest estimates, can be found at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/red-snapper.

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