Alabama to End Red Snapper Season for Private Anglers, Charter Vessels July 3

| June 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am

By Alabama NewsCenter Staff

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The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) announced Wednesday that the red snapper season for 2020 will close July 3 for private fishermen and state-licensed charter vessels.

The agency said after completing a review of the first 20 days of the season, it anticipates the quota will be reached by next week. Alabama waters will close to private and charter anglers at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 3.

As of June 22, ADCNR landing estimates show that anglers have caught about 842,000 pounds of the 1.1-million-pound Alabama red snapper quota. During the COVID-19 pandemic, vessel trips have increased by more than a third over the past two seasons.

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