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South Atlantic Commercial Vermilion Snapper Season to close on September 30th

September 22, 2011

The South Atlantic commercial vermilion snapper season will close on September 30, 2011 at 12:01am and will re open January 1, 2012 at 12:01am.  According to NOAA Fisheries Service, the June 2011-December 2011 quota of 302,523 lbs will be reached by the closing date.  During the closure no one with a snapper-grouper commercial permit will be allowed to commercially fish vermilion snapper in the South Atlantic. 

To read the bulletin released by NOAA, click here.

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