BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Anglers caught 811,090 pounds of red snapper, according to landing estimates for 2022 released by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF).
The agency said landings were 1,775 pounds over the state’s annual allocation. LDWF reopened the red snapper season on Oct. 7 because the state was under its quota by 39,216 pounds.
“While we slightly surpassed our quota goal, the small overage is well within the margin of error on our estimates,” said Patrick Banks, LDWF assistant secretary for fisheries. “This was a success for our anglers.”
“It was a successful season,” said LDWF Secretary Jack Montoucet, “It again shows the value of the state’s LA Creel collection program and state management.”
LDWF said the red snapper season is set to reopen on Friday before Memorial Day weekend in 2023.