The federal and state recreational red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico waters has been extended six days to July 16.
NOAA Fisheries extended the season because bad weather in June led to decreased fishing. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission decided to go consistent with any federal season increases at its June 28 meeting in Palm Beach Gardens.
The FWC had originally set the 2012 season to June 1 through July 10 at its May Commission meeting.
Florida state waters in the Gulf extend from shore to 9 nautical miles; federal waters extend beyond that line to 200 nautical miles.