Red Snapper Meeting May 24 in Mountain Brook, Al

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division is hosting a public meeting in Mountain Brook, Alabama, to discuss the 2018 red snapper season. It will take place Thursday, May 24 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the City of Mountain Brook Council Chambers, 56 Church Street, Mountain Brook, AL 35213.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide information about the dates of red snapper fishing season and describe management measures that will be used to set and monitor the season as provided for in an Exempted Fishing Permit issued by NOAA Fisheries’ Southeast Regional Administrator. This meeting will be of interest to recreational anglers who fish from private vessels and captains of state-licensed charter boat vessels who plan to take recreational anglers on red snapper fishing trips in 2018.   

The topics to be covered include the following:

  • Specific dates for the season.
  • Mandatory reporting requirement and use of reported data to monitor season harvests.
  • Where state-licensed charter captains can fish for red snapper during chartered trips.

The meeting is open to the public and free of charge.

If Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations are needed for the meetings, please contact Scott Bannon at 251-861-2882 orscott.bannon@dcnr.alabama.gov. Requests should be made as soon as possible, but at least five days prior to the scheduled meeting. 

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.