Today in Washington DC, a Congressional hearing will begin to determine the future of red snapper fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. The House Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans will debate HR. 3094 - the Gulf States Red Snapper Management Authority Act. This legislation, sponsored by Garret Graves (R-La.), would shift management of red snapper from the federal government and allow the states to manage the entire fishery.