Captains concerned about snook season

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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013 10:35 am | Updated: 9:04 pm, Mon Jan 20, 2014.

SARASOTA, FL - Recreational snook fishing will begin in September, the first season in years, but not everyone involved thinks that it is a good idea.

Some fishing boat captains are concerned that the snook have not had enough time to recover from a 2010 freeze that reduced their numbers.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission on the other hand, says snook populations have grown to sufficient levels for open season.

The captains plan to bring their concerns to FWC officials during a meeting on Tuesday.

ABC 7 Reporter Trevor Shirley is talking with those involved and will bring you more on this story tonight on ABC 7 News at 5:30.

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