PENSACOLA, Fla. (WALA) - Recreational anglers will have a little longer to reel in red snapper in Florida waters this summer. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee, or FWC, has extended the red snapper season to 44 days.
In past years, the FWC usually set the recreational season for red snapper fishing in state waters, which extends out to nine miles, to match that of federal regulations. The federal government has set a 27 day season beginning on June 1st. It's the shortest red snapper season on record.
After hearing from the public, the FWC has decided to extend the season. It will start on June 1 and end July 15. The daily bag limit would remain two fish per harvester and anglers are only allowed to keep fish that are at least 16 inches long.
Florida joins Louisiana and Texas in allowing sport fishermen to harvest red snapper in state waters for a considerably longer period than federal rules allow.
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