App for reporting Red Snapper catches

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TPWD needs your help to make sure that Texas gets its share of red snapper.

A new free app makes reporting even easier. Download the app now at You can also report your catch online at

How to Report: At the end of each day’s trip or soon afterwards, use the app or online reporting tool to submit the basic information about your total red snapper catch. Only one person needs to report for the entire angling party.

Why to Report: Your help is important. As you may know, management of red snapper continues to be challenging and controversial. Texas and the other four Gulf states, cooperatively with National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), manage red snapper in federal waters. Texas fishing regulations (less than 9 nautical miles from shore) may differ from federal regulations (greater than 9 nautical miles from shore). The collected data will help with monitoring programs and will also serve as an indicator of the health of the red snapper fishery off Texas shores. Your reports will provide that important information.

Anglers fishing from party boats are exempt from reporting because the captain reports for them. Party boats are generally larger boats where people pay per person, as opposed to paying a single fee (for one or more persons) for a guided trip.

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