Last year's red snapper season was likely the one of the shortest on record at 27 days.
Red Snapper is a federally regulated species. According to NOAA, federal officials set catch limits and season lengths to protect the species from overfishing. However, both recreational and commercial fishermen say this regulation impacts their bottom line.
The FWC has scheduled several workshops in late July to discuss state and federal management of recreational red snapper, and to explore potential future approaches to managing this fishery. Get more information on those meetings here. ?