Short snapper season affects charters – by Matt Barrentine and Hal Scheurich

“BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) – FOX10 News continues to dig deeper into the red snapper controversy and the fight to wrest control from federal agencies. Wednesday we spoke with federal advisory board member Tracy Redding, who books charters in Baldwin County. FOX10 News brings you the inside view of the fight to save the charter […]

Alabama’s Bentley wants feds completely out of Gulf red snapper management by Jeff Dute

“Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley did not join governors from the four other Gulf states in signing a letter in support of state management of red snapper “because it advocates a management system that allows the federal government to retain too much control over state fisheries.” In a statement from Bentley’s Press Secretary emailed Thursday morning, […]

Rep. Jo Bonner: Give states power to manage red snapper fisheries by George Talbot

“WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner, R-Mobile, said today he was pleased to see governors from the Gulf Coast states actively engaging in discussions on how best to manage red snapper fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico. Four of the five Gulf Coast governors – Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal, Texas’ Rick Perry, Florida’s Rick Scott and […]

Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo makes major format changes, adds cash-prize divisions

During the 2012 rodeo, three fish were off limits – red snapper, amberjack and triggerfish, prompting Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo officials to make some changes to recapture fishermen lost to impacts of federal fisheries management in the Gulf of Mexico. President Chris Hankins said, “we felt we had to do something to increase ticket […]