Two Groups Sue Feds for Extending Anglers' Red Snapper Season

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two environmental groups are suing the Trump administration for stretching the red snapper season for recreational anglers in the Gulf of Mexico. Changes are needed — "The way we're managing red snapper today stinks," with states setting widely different anglers' seasons in their waters and federal seasons getting shorter and shorter, Robert Jones of the Environmental Defense Fund said Monday. But, he said, "I don't want to return to the bad old days when my dad and I could barely find a red snapper." Jones and Chris Dorsett of the Ocean Conservancy, said during a conference call with reporters Monday that both groups want their lawsuit to prompt discussions about improvements. The U.S. Commerce Department did not...

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