Red snapper season in the state and federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico opens Saturday.
This season in state waters, which begin nine miles offshore, will last 44 days and remain open through July 14.
The season in federal waters, waters beyond nine miles, will last 26 days.
State and federal laws require that recreational anglers use circle hooks, venting tools and dehooking devices when fishing for reef fish.
The minimum size limit for red snapper is 16 inches total length and the bag limit is two fish per person, per day, within a 10-fish snapper aggregate limit.
While the yearly quota for how many pounds of red snapper can be harvested has increased in recent years, the federal season has grown shorter because more people are fishing and catching larger fish.
Also on June 1, amberjack season closes in both state and federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The season will reopen Aug. 1.