Mississippi fishermen planning on taking advantage of Louisiana's red snapper season that opens today will need to meet certain requirements, according to the state Department of Marine Resources.

Because Mississippi's season is closed, Magnolia State residents who catch red snapper in Louisiana and land their catch in Mississippi must have the following:

- Louisiana non-residential recreational fishing license

- Louisiana recreational offshore landings permit

- Tails’NScales trip authorization number

"We want our Mississippi recreational fishermen to take advantage of Louisiana's red snapper season," said Joe Jewell, director of MDMR's Office of Marine Fisheries. "However, if those fish are landed in Mississippi, fishermen need to comply with the state's rules and regulations, including the mandatory reporting through our Tails'NScales program." 

For more information about the Tails’NScales electronic reporting system or to register for a trip authorization number, visit http://www.dmr.ms.gov/index.php/marine-fisheries/finfish/638-snapper-tails-n-scales