Special Red Snapper Season For Wounded & Disabled Military Veterans

Red SnapperThere will be additional red snapper fishing chances available for wounded, disabled vets again this year in the state, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced last week.

What You Need To Know

The fishing opportunity will end no later than Dec. 31, or when the remaining red snapper quota is caught, said the LDWF in a press release.  Recent LA Creel landing estimates indicated that 49,315 pounds of the 816,439-pound quota are available for harvest. A portion of this remaining quota has been set aside for veterans.

The fishing opportunity will be through permit only and is limited to state waters out to nine nautical miles from shore.

“Like last year, I hope our veterans will have fun and productive days on the water,” said Gov. Edwards in the press release. “It’s great to once again have the partnership of LDWF, LDVA, and CCA to make this happen for our veterans who have sacrificed so much for our country.”

The 2019 private recreational red snapper season began on Friday, May 24 in both state and federal waters and closed at 12:01 am, Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

Anyone wishing to assist or participate in this special opportunity for veterans can contact Collette Foret with the Wounded War Heroes organization via email at info@woundedwarheroes.org.  Please include the words “Red Snapper” in the subject line of the email.

For more information visit: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/news/43116

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