Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries officials on Friday (May 20) set the recreational season and limits for red snapper and announced a two-month closure for recreationally caught greater amberjacks.

The red snapper season will open on June 1 and close July 19, mimicking the season set for federal waters, while the harvest of great AJs will be prohibited June 1 through Aug. 1, the agency said.

The daily limit for red snapper is two fish per licensed angler with a minimum size of 16 inches.

The recreational season for red snapper will close in federal and state waters at 12:01 a.m. on July 19, and is set to remain closed until 12:01 a.m. June 1, 2012.