Snapper Season Coming to an End

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When snapper season opened June 1st, plenty of people made their way to the Gulf Coast to enjoy the 28 day season.

Snapper season is often described as one of the most important times for tourism in the fishing industry. Although fishermen have been facing their shortest season, it looks like there may be relief on the horizon.

Officials with the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will be making a decision July 17th on whether or not to have a fall snapper season, all dependent on data on the population of the popular fish.

Until that decision is made, locals say there may be a bit more traffic at some of the local marinas.

"They're gonna have a bigger rush of people coming in on head boats and whatnot to try and get that last bit in there," said the dock master at Bay Point Marina, Tommy Barefield.