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Red Snapper-Alabama
4:00 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

New Snapper Limit To Hit Hard In Ala.

A leader in Alabama's charter fishing business says new federal limits on red snapper will only hurt the state's industry.
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A leader in Alabama's charter fishing business says new federal limits on red snapper will only hurt the state's industry.

The federal government has reduced this year's recreational snapper season in the Gulf of Mexico from 11 days to nine days, starting June 1.

The president of the Orange Beach Fishing Association, Tom Steber, says there's a chance some anglers won't even come because the season is so short. He calls the length of the upcoming season "insane."

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Science & Health
5:40 am
Tue October 16, 2012

NOAA Disaster Response Center Opens in Mobile

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has opened a disaster response center in Mobile.

Grand opening was Monday for the 15,200-square foot facility. The facility will serve as the central coordination point for state, federal and local officials during a disaster or preparation for one.

Officials said the new center was built to withstand severe weather events such as hurricanes and tornadoes. The facility includes an interior tornado shelter.

The opening Monday was attended by members of Congress and federal, state and local emergency responders.

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