Alabama red snapper fishing season set to begin
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama state officials are reminding recreational anglers that state and federal waters open for red snapper fishing on June 1.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division says fishing will be open Friday through Sunday from June 1 to July 28, and Thursday, July 4.
The department says those dates only apply to those fishing from recreational boats and licensed party boats that don’t have federal for-hire fishing permits.
The season for federally permitted for-hire boats have a season that runs from June 1 to Aug. 2.
Alabama’s private vessel quota for this year is about a million pounds. The department says it will monitor landings and may adjust the private vessel season length to give anglers the most access possible while staying within the quota.