Red snapper fishery closes Jan. 4 ‘until further notice’

There seems to be some confusion between President Obama and some of his appointees. As the president was attending a jobs forum in Michigan and challenging the public sector to be open and receptive to new ways to put Americans back to work, his appointees at NOAA Fisheries were posting a notice of another fishery closure that will put thousands of recreational and commercial fishermen out of work for at least six months and probably longer. […]

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Red snapper action hot as weather

Trips to the aptly named Snapper Banks are well worth a 30-mile jaunt this time of year, and no one knows this better than Capt. Judy Helmey. She’s been pulling in big red snapper for years in offshore hotspots along the South Carolina-Georgia border. […]