May 23, 2013 5:26 PM by Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gulf of Mexico anglers will have a longer red snapper season than they thought.
Federal regulators had said the season would be nine to 28 days depending on the state. But a week before opening, NOAA Fisheries announced that the recreational red snapper season in federal waters will be 17 to 34 days.
NOAA says updated recreational landings data and new information from Louisiana and Texas prompted the change.
The federal recreational season opens June 1.
The federal season off Texas rises from 12 days to 17. Florida's increases from 21 days to 26. Louisiana anglers will get 24 days rather than nine.
The season off Mississippi and Alabama - which set their state season to match federal dates - changes from 28 days to 34.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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