Fishing News

NOAA Approves Red Snapper Season

During the last South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council (SAFMC) meeting in September, the Council requested that NOAA and the Secretary of Commerce approve a red snapper season for 2017. The season was confirmed for November 3-5 and November 10-12. The bag limit has been set at one fish per person and there will be no size limit.

The SAFMC and NOAA are asking that anglers take special care of species caught but not harvested, and descending devices are being recommended as a great way to return fish to the bottom when experiencing barotratuma. CCA Florida asks all anglers to use these devices to help improve survival rates. SAFMC has also requested that anglers use this opportunity to test a new voluntary reporting website called This website gives anglers a chance to report their catches and interactions on the water.