I wonder about the knowledge that the NMFS, TPWD, CCA, RFA...or any other entity out there has about the red snapper...lifespan, concentrations around specific environments, reproducivity, average sizes, and most importantly....migratory habits. We should perhaps recommend tagging red snapper and following them. I admit up front that I do not know their migratory habits, but I would guess that red snapper probably do not venture too far from home. If I am right, then Florida's problem with red snapper is much more of a problem in Florida than what we have here in Texas. Why punish Texas fishermen for problems in other coast waters? Let's get scientific about the red snapper industry...this is the REAL way to manage a fishery. Scientific facts and actions based upon those facts would ultimately produce the best results! Making the HUGE decisions that are being made just to get the monetary piece of the pie is unacceptable. I would certainly want to participate in a model that is based upon scientific facts ....not political rhetoric. We should be doing the best that we can with the money! Has any organization ever studied the migratory range of the red snapper?