Red snapper compromise reached
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02/08/08 Seán Kinane
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Yesterday Florida Fish and Wildlife Commissioners approved a compromise plan to try to protect the overfished red snapper. The daily red snapper catch limit for charter boats was reduced, but economic concerns of commercial and recreational anglers led to the commissioners rejecting a shorter red snapper fishing season in the state.

This morning WMNF spoke with Thomas Wheatley, the Gulf of Mexico Regional Representative with the Marine Fish Conservation Network.

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