Charter Boat Captains Losing Business Due to Bad Weather

By: Chad Mira
By: Chad Mira

Panama City - Charter boat captains have already lost a lot of business this red snapper season. One boat captain says she's had to cancel two day's worth of trips already due to bad weather and rough surf.

This is one of the shortest red snapper season's ever, ending July 10th, and captains say missing a couple days is a big blow to business when they have to make their money for the year in forty days.

"On the days when the weather's bad it really hurts us that we don't get to go. We would like for the national marine fisheries to recognize those days that we're not getting to go and maybe tack them on to the end," charter boat captain Alicia Paul said.

More storms are in the forecast for this weekend, and Paul said she will probably have to cancel trips again on Sunday.


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