NOAA Fisheries Announces the 2014 Red Snapper Recreational Season in the Gulf of Mexico

The 2014 Gulf of Mexico red snapper recreational season will be 40 days, opening at 12:01 a.m., June 1, 2014, and closing at 12:01 a.m., July 11, 2014.


For information about how the season was projected, please see theNOAA Fisheries 2014 Red Snapper Recreational Season Length Report.


NOAA Fisheries reminds all federally permitted for-hire vessels that after the federal water closure, they may not harvest and retain recreationally caught red snapper if state waters remain open.


A list of frequently asked questions about the red snapper recreational season can be found at the NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office Web site.