LDWF: Red snapper harvest now at 530,300 pounds

Landings estimates from LA Creel indicate about 70 percent of the state's recreational allocation of red snapper have been caught so far. leaving about 213,000 pounds remaining before the season is closed.

71 percent of total recreational allocation reached

Through July 22, Louisiana’s recreational anglers have harvested slightly more than 530,000 pounds of red snapper — or 71 percent of the state’s annual private recreational allocation of 743,000 pounds.

That means the current weekends-only season will continue to run until recreational landings approach the allocation total — so about 213,000 pounds remain to be harvested.

A landings estimate graph from the LDWF shows the weekends-only season ending sometime in the first half of September, based on catch rates so far in 2018.

For more information on the 2018 red snapper season and detailed landing estimates, click here.

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