Destin is known for its local seafood; especially their red snapper.
“The public is used to having the snapper, and we have a tremendous demand and we don’t want to lose that,” said David Krebs, Owner of Ariel Seafoods in Destin.
This week, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is discussing possible changes to the amount of red snapper caught.
Currently commercial fisherman can take 51% of the quota, and recreational fisherman get 49%.
The proposal under consideration would tip the balance in favor of the recreational fishermen.
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