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Seeing Red: Louisiana Sues Feds Over Red Snapper Season Squeeze

In the Sporstman's Paradise, seasons overlap constantly, with shrimp running into oysters and squirrel working to stay out of the shadow of quail. But in the eyes of the state, nine days does not a season make, especially when some of our favorite fish are involved. The state of Louisiana took the feds to court today over a recent move to limit the upcoming Gulf of Mexico red snapper season to a mere nine days.

Feds: 2011 Gulf Fisheries Post Biggest Catch Since 1999

If a new federal report is accurate, it looks like Gulf fish have been listening to Ronnie LaMarque. A year after the Big Oozy, the Gulf of Mexico marine life showed that they were, in a word, resilient, as fishers reeled in the biggest catch since 1999  according to a new federal report. Louisiana yielded the second highest seafood totals in the nation, with 1.5 billion pounds recorded.

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