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The Science of Snapper

Harnessing artificial intelligence and acoustic advanced technologies to study red snapper.
May 28, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Image of a red snapper Credit: Florida Sea Grant

Final Report of the Great Red Snapper Count Released

Next step is to incorporate the data into an interim analysis to help inform quotas and management measures for the 2021 Gulf red snapper season.
March 24, 2021 - Feature Story ,
red snapper Red snapper. Credit: Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation

Addressing Misunderstandings about Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Recreational Fishery Data

When it comes to characterizing the accuracy of the data, the facts matter. Read the new leadership message from Russ Dunn, National Policy Advisor for Recreational Fishing.
January 26, 2021 - Leadership Message ,
Recreational fisherman with red snapper. Recreational fisherman with red snapper.

NOAA Welcomes Results of Great Red Snapper Count in the Gulf of Mexico

Scientists conclude the most comprehensive study of Gulf of Mexico red snapper abundance to date. Preliminary results show "low-relief" areas account for two-thirds of the population.
October 01, 2020 - Leadership Message ,
recreational-angler-red-snapper-fish-and-wildlife-research-institute.jpg Recreational angler holding red snapper. Credit: Fish and Wildlife Research Institute.

NOAA and the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission Partner to Restore Recreational Fish

NOAA’s awarding $870,592 to support a project working with recreational anglers aimed at restoring reef fish species impacted by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
August 10, 2020 - Feature Story ,
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NOAA Fisheries, Gulf States Prioritize Integrating, Calibrating Recreational Red Snapper Data

At a recent workshop, Marine Recreational Information Program partners discussed how data collected by general and specialized recreational fishing surveys can help deliver more timely and precise catch estimates for Gulf red snapper.
November 27, 2018 - Feature Story ,

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Applauds Pilot Program to Allow States to Manage Recreational Red Snapper Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico

New two-year pilot program grants partial management responsibility of the Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery to the five Gulf states. 
April 17, 2018 - Leadership Message ,