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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Recent Examples on the Web Locally, Byrne has been credited for embracing issues that include an expansion of the red snapper fishing season in the Gulf of Mexico. al, "What awaits Bradley Byrne after Congress? He’s mulling ideas," 21 Dec. 2020 The long metal legs that support platforms offer attractive real estate for corals, sea fans, sponges and algae, which in turn draw a plethora of other species and the types of fish preferred by anglers, including red snapper and jacks. Tristan Baurick,, "Exxon oil rig becomes tallest structure converted to artificial reef in Gulf of Mexico," 14 Nov. 2020 Their seasonal centerplate seafood dishes will be limited, but the restaurant will open with a red snapper dish and possibly a taco, serving up a little challenge to Tacocraft Taqueria across the street. Arlene Borenstein-zuluaga,, "Chef Dean Max jumps ship as Even Keel heads east," 2 Dec. 2020 While many different types of flaky fish such as redfish and red snapper work well on planks, salmon continues to be the fish mostly associated with the technique because of its widespread availability. Chuck Blount,, "Chuck’s Food Shack: How to grill your fish with cedar planks," 12 Oct. 2020 More information about the red snapper season extension can be found at ADCNR’s website. al, "Alabama adds days to red snapper season for private anglers," 22 Aug. 2020 After hurricanes quashed a few days of red snapper fishing planned for the Columbus Day weekend, Alabama is taking a more open-ended approach to finishing out this year’s recreational quota. al, "Snapper fishing resumes Saturday; season extension open-ended for now," 14 Oct. 2020 Detailed red snapper landing information is available at al, "Snapper fishing resumes Saturday; season extension open-ended for now," 14 Oct. 2020 In fact, the study suggests that most of the Gulf red snapper population is located in these low relief areas. al, "’Great Red Snapper Count’ finds abundance in Gulf," 2 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of red snapper

1755, in the meaning defined above

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24 Dec 2020

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“Red snapper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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