Team aims to determine true numbers of red snapper population

No one knows for sure how many red snapper are out in the Gulf of Mexico.

Fishermen believe there are more than the numbers calculated in stock assessments.

A team of 21 scientists from state and federal agencies and universities in the Gulf Coast region, including Florida, are determined to paint a better picture of what the red snapper population looks like from a numbers standpoint.

The study will last two years, wrapping up in the fall of 2019.

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