Red snapper debate: Gulf Coast anglers at odds over new rules | gulflive.com

New rules for catching the tasty fish are giving hope to commercial charter boat captains from Florida to Texas that the 2015 season will be one of their best in years, yet those same regulations have recreational anglers crying foul about what they see as government overreach.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently announced a 44-day federal fishing season that will begin June 1 for charter boats to catch red snapper in the Gulf. That’s far longer than the nine-day season last year.

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