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Gulf red snapper closes recreationally Oct. 22 in state waters

News Release

Monday, October 14, 2013

Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943

The recreational harvest of red snapper will close Oct. 22 in state waters of the Gulf of Mexico, with the final day of harvest being Oct. 21. The season will close Oct. 15 in Gulf federal waters, with the final day of harvesting being today. State waters are from shore to 9 nautical miles in the Gulf and federal waters are from 9 nautical miles out to 200 nautical miles.

These supplemental recreational red snapper seasons in the Gulf of Mexico are for 2013 only.

Learn more about red snapper by visiting MyFWC.com/Fishing and clicking on “Saltwater,” “Recreational Regulations” and “Gulf Snapper.”



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