Red Snapper Research Paper

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The Red Snapper is also known as Lutjanus campechanus, they are pink to a red color (Louisiana Fisheries). They are commonly known as the North American Red Snapper, Snapper, Genuine Red Snapper. Their color starts to fade off under their bellies (Louisiana Fisheries). Some key characteristics are their red eyes, and their anal fin pointed than rounded. (Louisiana Fisheries). They can be found in the Gulf of Mexico and the Western Gulf (Louisiana). They can weight about anywhere ranging from 10-50 pounds and live for 40-50 years. They are strongly attracted to anything of bottom obstruction such as reefs, rocks, ledges, offshore oil (Louisiana Fisheries).They are frequently caught in shallower offshore water in the colder months compared to the warmer months (Louisiana Fisheries). They can be found in depths between 50 feet and 300 feet. Red Snappers are a heavily regulated species with a smaller population. The Red Snapper is considered as reef fish, meaning that they eat smaller creature from the reefs (Oceana). Which consist of smaller fishes, crustaceans, octopuses, squids (Oceana). Most adult Red…show more content…
If they did not put any restrictions or laws then the red snapper would have gone extinct. This would of lead to many disadvantages towards fishermen and restaurants economically. If there was not any action taken immediately it would of harm our environment. This shows how humans can make a huge impact. The Red Snapper is a popular fish that needs to be preserved. That way it would not be on the borderline of becoming extinct. If it were to get extinct it would affect the ecosystem, which eventually would lead to many catioc causes. Which in fact could slowly destroy the fish species. If the Magnuson would not be available then people would have taken advantage and endangered the red snapper. Despite the fact that fisherman did not like the idea something needed to be

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