The following Fisheries Bulletin is provided as a courtesy:
ISSUE DATE: April 25, 2022 FB22-021
CONTACT: SERO Sustainable Fisheries, 727-824-5305
The 2022 red snapper fishing season for vessels with federal for-hire reef fish permits is 79 days in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf).
Private Anglers Note: Each Gulf state will set the private angling season for state and federal waters. Please check with your state agency for specific dates.
How the Season Was Determined:
Regulations for Fishing in Federal Waters:
Relevant regulations: 50 CFR 622.39(b), 622.28(e), 622.38(a)(2). These regulations can be viewed at https://www.ecfr.gov/current/title-50/chapter-VI/part-622.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the quotas and annual catch targets for 2022?
How is the season length determined?
Where can I find more information on the red snapper fishery in the Gulf?