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Federal red snapper season ends at midnight tonight

If you haven't caught enough red snapper this season, you may want to head out right now before federal waters close.

The federal season ends at midnight.
It was shortened to nine days this year.
   
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the season is shorter to make sure the number of fish brought in doesn't exceed the quota established in their plan.
   
However snapper season for state waters will continue to be open until July 14th.