Today, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) released the latest estimates of private recreational red snapper landings through July 31, 2022. LA Creel, the Landings Data Collection Program in near real time from the LDWF, shows that 544,910 pounds, or 68%, of Louisiana’s 2022 annual private recreation allocation of 809,315 pounds (reduced from 816,233 pounds by a refund of 6,918 pounds) has been raised during the 2022 red snapper season.
Average weight to date estimates and state and federal charter catch proportions have been updated and are reflected in the Landings Estimates table.
The private recreational red snapper season began May 27 in state and federal waters. This season will run on weekends only (Friday, Saturday and Sunday, including Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day Mondays) with a daily bag limit of three fish per person and a size limit minimum of 16 inches in total length until recreational landings approach or reach Louisiana allowance.
For more information on the 2022 red snapper season and detailed landings estimates, visit https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/page/red-snapper.
LDWF reminds charter captains and crew that they are not permitted to maintain a red snapper limit while on a state or federal charter voyage.
A Recreational Sea Landing Permit (ROLP) is required to possess tuna, billfish, swordfish, amberjack, groupers, snapper, doe, cobia, wahoo, gray triggerfish, and dolphinfish in Louisiana waters. This permit is free.
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