Red Snapper ‘mini season’ underway

SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA (WWAY) –  The race is on along the waters of North Carolina. Restrictions have been lifted to catch red snapper.

NOAA has opened a mini season for red snapper that began this morning and goes through Sunday. Another opportunity for fisherman to get rare fish will come next weekend as well.

The agency closed off commercial and recreational fishing of red snapper back in 2010. They occasionally allowed harvesting as the population has improved but remains overly fished.

Fisherman can catch one per person but at any length. Fisherman all along the Cape Fear were posting about the hype leading up to the mini season.

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