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LDWF modifies red snapper season

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries recently announced a change in the recreational red snapper season and bag limits, to mirror the season set in federal waters by NOAA.

The state recreational red snapper season first opened March 23, 2013, on weekends only, with a recreational bag limit of 3 fish per person per day at a 16-inch minimum

Beginning June 1 through June 24, the state red snapper season will be open seven days a week, with a daily bag limit of two fish per person at a 16-inch minimum length

On June 25, the season will revert back to weekends only through September 30

A weekend is defined as Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with the exception of Memorial Day and Labor Day, when Monday will be classified as a weekend day as well.