2 groups sue federal government for extending anglers’ red snapper season

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NEW ORLEANS – Two environmental groups are suing the Trump administration for stretching the red snapper season in the Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. Commerce Department did not immediately comment. It has said the economic benefit from allowing weekend fishing this summer by recreational anglers in federal waters outweighs the harm to the red snapper species, which is still recovering from disastrous overfishing. Gulf state officials had lobbied for and praised the change, but the lawsuit says the decision violated […]
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