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LAGNIAP March Lagniappe Fisheries Newsletter

From Louisiana Sea Grant,

Lagniappe — March 2020

State Management of Private Angling for Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico

A program to allow the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) states (Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Texas) some management authority for recreational fishing of red snapper by private anglers in federal waters of the Gulf has been implemented effective Feb. 6, 2020.

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Increase in Cobia Recreational and Commercial Minimum Size Limit in the Gulf Zone

The final rule for Framework Amendment 7 to the Fishery Management Plan for Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region will increase the recreational and commercial minimum size limit for cobia in the Gulf Zone (includes offshore of Louisiana) from 33 inches fork length to 36 inches fork length. The final rule will be effective on March 25, 2020.

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