I am starting this new thread in order to discuss current regulations vs. actual fish stocks. As I surf the net, I can't help but to notice that people are catching some really nice red snapper, and plenty of them, although they are only keeping the prescribed (2). Seems that you can't help but to catch keeper sized snapper. Many reports of having to leave certain wrecks and places in order to catch other fish, but yet it seems that the Feds want to further tighten the rules or worse yet close seasons. The July issue of Florida Sportsman has a couple small articles on the subject. It seems that the way the Feds estimate the status of the Red Snapper Stock might not represent the actual conditions of the Stock. I am very interested in hearing your opinions. I know that most of you could care less about fishing for Red Snapper, but for me the crazy rules and regs. have put a damper on our family fishing trips.