NMFS Announces Temporary Prohibition on Snapper Fishing

The National Marine Fisheries Service announced a temporary prohibition on fishing several species of snapper (silk snapper, queen snapper, blackfin snapper, and wenchman) in the Gulf of Mexico commercial fishing zone because the annual catch limit already has been exceeded. The temporary prohibition is effective September 18, 2021, through December 31, 2021, and the agency waived notice and comment due to the urgency of the situation.