NOAA announced the very short season for harvest red snapper in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico that most in the recreational-fishing community had been expecting: Private-boat anglers may begin keeping red snapper (at least 16 inches long) beginning at 12:01 a.m., June 1. Their nine-day season ends at 12:01 a.m., June 10.
Since the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council has adopted sector separation, charter-boat anglers may harvest red snapper for a considerably longer period. Their season begins on June 1 also but doesn’t end until July 17 at 12:10 a.m.
More information is available in this NOAA Southeast Fishery Bulletin.