Alabama and Federal Waters Snapper Season

"Reporting is required by law and failure to report is a Class C misdemeanor." 


State and Federal Snapper Season

Alabama’s recreational red snapper runs now through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 31, 2017. Alabama state waters extend 9 nautical miles from shore. The daily bag limit is two red snapper per person, and the minimum size is 16 inches in total length. 
The law requires each vessel to report their catch via Snapper Check.
Quoted from press release:
Alabama anglers,
The 2017 Alabama red snapper fishing season is currently underway and will run through 11:59 pm on July 31.  This season will provide as many people as possible an opportunity to enjoy catching a few this summer.  In order to better track the harvest of red snapper in Alabama, we need your assistance to provide the data needed to make sound decisions.  Our primary tool for collecting red snapper landings is the Alabama Snapper Check program.  Reports can be made through the Outdoor Alabama app available in iTunes and Google Play stores or by going online to and clicking the Snapper Check logo. If you do not have access to the app or internet, there are paper reports and drop boxes available at several of the public access boat ramps in Mobile and Baldwin counties.
The reporting process is quick and easy as there is a limited amount of information needed to complete a Snapper Check report. The report requires the state vessel registration or federal documentation number, whether fishing was from a charter or private vessel, county you are landing fish, number of anglers onboard, and the number of red snapper retained and released dead.
Only one report is required for each vessel landing red snapper in Alabama, including vessels where red snapper were harvested in federal waters during the 3-day federal season or other state’s waters.  The report is required to be completed before the fish are removed from the boat or the boat containing fish is removed from the water.  Reporting is required by law and failure to report is a Class C misdemeanor. Your report will provide Alabama with timely information about the recreational harvest of this important resource and may support more access to red snapper in the future.
We hope you continue to enjoy all the angling opportunities in Alabama.


Camo Joes will keep you updated on all Alabama sporting news.
May 31, 2017


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