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Louisiana sets 2016 recreational red snapper season

Louisiana sets 2016 recreational red snapper season

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's 2016 recreational red snapper season begins at 6 a.m. Friday in state waters and will remain open until further notice.

The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, in a news release, said the season will run seven days a week with a daily bag and possession limit of two fish per person at a 16-inch minimum total length.

In addition, Louisiana waters officially extended from three to nine miles offshore for reef fish management. That matches the current state water boundaries of Florida and Texas.

Officials also remind anglers and charter captains that they must have a recreational offshore landing permit to possess certain species, including red snapper. They may obtain or renew the permit, free of charge at

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