Alabama red snapper season opens today

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Marine Resources Division reminds anglers that state waters are open to private, state-licensed anglers for red snapper season.

The season started on Friday May 27 and will continue until the private angler quota is reached. The season only applies to anglers fishing from shore, private pleasure boats, and state-licensed Alabama commercial party boats that do not hold federal charter fishing licenses. others.

Beginning June 1 and ending August 19 at 12:01 a.m., the season for anglers from federally licensed charter vessels will run seven days a week.

We remind you of the following this fishing season:

  • The season for greater amberjack and gray triggerfish will end on June 1 at 12:01 a.m.
  • Open weekends for red snapper harvest are defined as Friday 12:01 a.m. to Monday 11:59 p.m.
  • The daily bag limit will be two red snappers per person, with a minimum size of 16 inches in length
  • Anglers 16 and older must have an Alabama saltwater fishing license
  • An Alabama resident age 65 or older or holder of a lifetime saltwater license must have a current saltwater angler registration
  • Anglers 16 and older who own Gulf Reef Fish, including Red Snapper, must have an Alabama Gulf Reef Fish endorsement
  • Anglers under the age of 16 are not required to be licensed, have an Alabama Gulf Reef Fish Endorsement, or have a saltwater angler registration, but their catch must be included in a fishing report. landing.
  • The owner or operator of every vessel that lands red snapper in Alabama is required by law to complete a per-vessel trip landing report of their harvested snapper via Snapper Check prior to removing the fish from the vessel or vessel with the fish removed from the water. All red snappers landed must be declared prior to landing, regardless of the jurisdiction in which the fish were caught.
  • Red snappers captured from non-motorized vessels, docks and shore must be reported via Snapper Check and require a Conservation ID number
  • Landing reports can be submitted via Snapper Check in the Outdoor AL app
  • Participation in an MRD investigation or inspection by law enforcement officers is not considered a report.


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