*Red snapper season gets extended into November*
**TALLAHASSEE** — Hermine brought one unexpected perk to Florida the week after she tore through: an extended red snapper season.
To make up for lost fishing days, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has expanded the recreation season in Gulf state waters by seven days. The expanded season will be Nov. 5-6, 11-12 and 25-27, including both Veterans Day and Thanksgiving weekends.
**Nov. 26 is also a license-free saltwater fishing day.**
“Because of weather conditions caused by Hurricane Hermine, Florida anglers were unable to enjoy an essential weekend of this important season,” Gov. Rick Scott said. “That is why I requested FWC to expand red snapper season to make up for lost fishing opportunities and keep Florida the ‘Fishing Capital of the World.’ ”
The season will remain open in state waters on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through the end of October.
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