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Florida fishing guides say red snapper rules hurt business

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Some Florida fishing guides say they’re being crowded out of their preferred waters by a fish they can’t keep. Many commercial and recreational fishermen in northeast Florida and throughout the south Atlantic say they’re seeing a banner year for red snapper – adding to their skepticism of data supporting federal regulations for the fish. “There are places I don’t even fish anymore,” said Capt. Robert Johnson, a long-time fishing guide in St. Augustine who has been involved in the fishery…

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