“Feds: Gulf States To Keep Managing Recreational Red Snapper”

“NEW ORLEANS — States on the Gulf of Mexico can keep setting seasons and bag limits for anglers going after red snapper in federal waters when a two-year experiment becomes permanent Thursday.

The rule will take effect with publication in the Federal Register, the U.S. Commerce Department said.

The Environmental Defense Fund, an environmental group, said Wednesday that it was cautiously optimistic about the rule for the popular sport and table fish, which is recovering from nearly disastrous overfishing.”

Janet McConnaughey reports for the Associated Press February 5, 2020.