Alabama closes extended fall red snapper season


Courtesy: Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is closing the recreational fall fishing season for red snapper along the state’s coast.

A statement from the state conservation agency says a review showed private anglers have caught the season limit.

That means state waters will be closed to private anglers and state-licensed charter boats until the 2021 season.

NOAA Fisheries had allocated the state with 1.12 million pounds of red snapper for private anglers for the year.

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