red snapper en Ban on Red Snapper Needed? <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to federal regulations, Louisiana’s nine-day recreational red snapper fishing season legally starts next weekend. But some fishermen have been landing snapper since the state season started in March — at the risk of also landing a ticket from federal authorities.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.15;">The discrepancy between state and federal red snapper authorities is the subject of a bill sponsored by Sen. Bret </span>Allain<span style="line-height: 1.15;">. </span>Allain<span style="line-height: 1.15;"> wants to put an all-out ban on red snapper, reasoning that if the fisheries are in such dire straits, maybe they shouldn’t be fished at all.</span></p><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Kelly Connelly 10859 at Ban on Red Snapper Needed?