Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Jack Montoucet signed a declaration of emergency to re-open the recreational red snapper season for one final weekend this year.  Anglers will have the opportunity to harvest the remaining 6% (roughly 44,000 lbs) of Louisiana’s annual quota beginning this Friday, September 4, through Labor Day, Monday, September. 7.

Anglers will have plenty of options this Labor Day lagniappe weekend as recreational greater amberjack and gray triggerfish seasons are open.

LA Creel, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' near real-time landings data collection program, indicates that 740,268 pounds or 94 percent of Louisiana’s 2020 annual private recreational allocation of 784,332 pounds have been harvested during the 2020 red snapper season to date.

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