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Red snapper returned

Brown: Red snapper returned

Updated: September 28, 2010, 12:44 PM ET
By David A. Brown | ESPNOutdoors.com

In this give-and-take world, the federal government has mostly taken from recreational anglers. Tighter slots, shortened seasons, lower limits -- recent decades have seen few bright spots in federal fisheries management. However, Oct. 1 brings a rare gift -- an extended recreational red snapper season in the Gulf of Mexico.

At its August meeting, The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council voted to recommend opening recreational red snapper for a supplemental season in Gulf federal waters ...

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