Environmentalists get snappy over Red Snapper season

Red Snapper Season

A wave of controversy erupted over the state's Red Snapper season extension.

On July 17th, two environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration for lengthening the Red Snapper season in the Gulf of Mexico. The Ocean Conservancy and the Environmental Defense Fund say allowing the weekend fishing this summer in federal waters hurts the Red Snapper species that's still recovering from over fishing.

The original three-day anglers' season started June first. Shortly after, the Commerce Department gave anglers 39 more days to fish.

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