Louisiana anglers’ red snapper weekends season starts May 28

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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2012 file photo, the haul of Red Snapper and Triggerfish from the fishing boat Waterproof hang on the rack at the Critter Fleet in Ponce Inlet, Fla. A new study estimates there are three times the number of red snapper previously thought to swim in the Gulf of Mexico. Congress appropriated $9.5 million for the study in 2016, as arguments grew heated between recreational anglers and federal regulators. (David Massey/The Daytona Beach News-Journal via AP)

FILE – In this Sept. 14, 2012 file photo, the haul of Red Snapper and Triggerfish from the fishing boat Waterproof hang on the rack at the Critter Fleet in Ponce Inlet, Fla. A new study estimates there are three times the number of red snapper previously thought to swim in the Gulf of Mexico. Congress appropriated $9.5 million for the study in 2016, as arguments grew heated between recreational anglers and federal regulators. (David Massey/The Daytona Beach News-Journal via AP)

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Anglers can begin fishing for red snapper on May 28 in state and federal waters off Louisiana.

The private recreational season will run each Friday through Sunday, with Mondays added for Memorial and Labor Day holidays, until landings approach or reach the state’s allocation, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Thursday.

The daily bag limit is two fish per person, and fish must be at least 16 inches long.

Recreational anglers off Louisiana are allocated 832,493 pounds (377,612 kilograms) of the prized game and table fish — 19.1% of the gulf-wide private recreational angling quota.

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