red snapper


Definition of red snapper 

: any of various reddish fishes (as of the genera Lutjanus and Sebastes) including several food fishes

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Also, federal officials have not set the 2018 allowable catch limit for the recreational red snapper fishery; that decision also is expected sometime in April. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "State seeks longer red-snapper season in federal proposal," 17 Mar. 2018 Plus, there is recent news on the red snapper fishing front that bodes well for coming years. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Better days ahead for Texas offshore anglers," 23 June 2018 For fans of seafood, red snapper ceviche spiked with coconut and chili won’t disappoint. Melanie Reffes, USA TODAY, "Where to eat on the beach in the Caribbean," 8 June 2018 Fishermen are still required to report their red snapper harvest through the Alabama Snapper Check Program. Joe Songer,, "Spring is in full swing in Alabama," 10 Apr. 2018 On the menu: Seafood, such as crab legs, shrimp, oyster, lobster, mahi mahi, salmon, tilapia, red snapper, grouper, catfish, mussels and octopus. Shonda Talerico Dudlicek, Elgin Courier-News, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Port Edward in Algonquin," 7 July 2018 And the family-style entrees include red snapper with green tahini and harissa-roasted chicken. Todd A. Price,, "Alon Shaya cooking again with Saba on Magazine Street: Opening Alert," 4 May 2018 Those fish included sea trout, red drum (redfish), red snapper, Southern flounder, black drum, catfish and croaker. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Houston restaurants, fish markets cited for illegally purchasing game fish," 17 Apr. 2018 Mussels and red snapper each made impressive bowls. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: Reborn Rebelle now San Antonio’s finest seafood restaurant," 14 June 2018

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