Gulf Red Snapper Fishing
3:18 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

A Look At The History Of Red Snapper Fishing In Pensacola

This map shows the transition in fishing grounds during the boom years of the red snapper fishing industry from Pensacola.
Nicole Bacchino Florida Public Archaeology Network

The state recreational Gulf red snapper fishing season is underway. Pensacola has a long history of red snapper fishing. Commercial fishermen began traveling to Pensacola to fish for them in the 1840s. The industry was interrupted by the Civil War, then picked up in 1865.

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