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April 19, 2021
Alabama Opens for Red Snapper Fishing on May 28

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (ADCNR) Marine Resources Division (MRD) announces that Alabama state waters and federal waters will open to private vessel anglers for red snapper fishing on Friday, May 28, 2021. The season will consist of four-day weekends, Friday through Monday, beginning Friday, May 28, and continue until the private angler quota is projected to...

April 16, 2021
Orange Beach Wildlife calendar photo contest underway

The Orange Beach Wildlife Center is holding its annual Wildlife Calendar Photo Contest.  

The contest is open to amateur photographers only, and photographs must be of local and native wildlife. All entries must be in .JPEG format and in their original state - no editing. No more than five entries per person will be accepted. 

All entries are due by May 17, 2021 and should be...

April 14, 2021
Groundbreaking ceremony held for Ono Island Fire Station No. 4

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for Ono Island Fire Station No. 4 on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. 

City and fire rescue officials joined the Ono Island Fire Protection Authority for the ceremony. The new 6,085-square-foot station will be built across the street from the existing station. 

The City of Orange Beach and Ono Island have a fire protection and emergency services...

April 14, 2021
Hope for the Coast, a free food drive-thru, set for Saturday, April 17 in Orange Beach

Central Church | Flora-Bama has partnered with Feeding the Gulf Coast to distribute free food to families and individuals in need this Saturday, April 17th, from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lot behind Orange Beach City Hall, 4099 Orange Beach Boulevard.  

This Hope for the Coast event and assistance is for all of our Gulf Coast residents and communities.

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April 10, 2021
Great Red Snapper Count May Have Little Impact on 2021 Season

April 8, 2021

By DAVID RAINER, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Last week’s meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council (Gulf Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) yielded mixed results for red snapper anglers.

The SSC voted to partially incorporate the Great Red Snapper Count, which estimated the red...