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Recreational Snapper Fishery Re-Opens April 21
AUSTIN, Texas – The National Marine Fisheries Service has announced the re-opening of the recreational fishery for red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico. Federal waters, which begin 9 nautical miles from the Texas shoreline, will open at 12:01 a.m. local time on April 21, 2005 and remain open until midnight on Oct. 31, 2005 when the recreational quota of 4.47 million pounds is projected to be caught.
Anglers are reminded there is a 16-inch minimum size limit and four fish daily bag limit in federal waters, which includes the captain and crew of for-hire vessels. Texas waters, within 9 nautical miles from the Texas shoreline, are open through out the year, but with a 15-inch minimum size limit.
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