Say Yes to Red Snapper Season in South Atlantic
Red snapper in the South Atlantic have increased in abundance over the last several years at an even faster rate than predicted by the rebuilding plan, with surveys and angler reports point to a quickly rebuilding fishery. Now, new regulations have been proposed that would allow a 2018 limited season for red snapper in federal waters of the South Atlantic. This new regulation, called Amendment 43, would allow a limited harvest of one red snapper per person per day. Fishing would be allowed on weekends only and the season start and end dates would be announced if the amendment is approved.