FWC Hosting Gulf Red Snapper Workshops in July and August

Press Release FWC

The FWC has scheduled a series of Gulf of Mexico red snapper recreational stakeholder workshops beginning in late July to discuss state and federal management of recreational red snapper, and to explore potential future approaches to managing this fishery.

Anglers who would like to share their ideas to help improve management is encouraged to attend. Meeting dates and locations are listed below. All meetings will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. local time.

July 28: Pensacola, Pensacola City Hall – Hagler Mason room – 2nd Floor of City Hall, 222 West Main Street

July 29: Destin, Destin Community Center, 101 Stahlman Ave.

July 30: Panama City, FSU – Holley Center – Lecture Hall Florida State University – Panama City, 4750 Collegiate Drive

July 31: Carrabelle, Carrabelle City Hall Cafeteria, 1001 Gray Ave.

August 11: St. Petersburg, Fish and Wildlife Research Institute – Karen A. Steidinger Auditorium, 100 Eighth Ave. SE

  • Brian

    Lol I think someone is pretty brave to go in there and face the mob of recreational fisherman angry about a miniscule red snapper season.

  • wsd

    its interesting that they attribute the “over catching ” to a recreational fisherman that have a 10 day season. Does anyone know how the commercial fishermen catches are verified.