Category Archives: Red Snapper

An Eight-Day Gulf Snapper Season

Snapper Regulations Spiral Down Again As I write this, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is wrapping up its April meeting. And while details on dates of opening and closing of the recreational red snapper season are yet to be announced, the recommendation from the National Marine Fishery Service (NMFS) Science Center in Miami…
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The Great Gulf Red Snapper Train Wreck

35 Years of Flawed Data, User Conflicts and Political Infighting A colleague sent me an email recently that’s typical of many received in recent years. He had just been copied on a cruise report from a research group working off the Texas coast. Their vertical long-line had just landed 112 fish, of which 109 were…
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2nd Annual Guy Harvey Fisheries Symposium

Dr. Bob Shipp participated as a panelist in 2nd Annual Guy Harvey Fisheries Symposium. He and other scientists met at the University of South Florida to discuss red snapper management, aquaculture, and other marine science issues. Solutions for Snapper Management Dr. Bob offered three solutions concerning the issue of red snapper management at the meeting. Firstly,…
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