On April 27-28, MDMR Marine Patrol officers issued citations to 11 people on four boats for possession of red snapper during a closed season and over the daily bag limit in federal waters.
The citations were turned over to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Office of General Counsel.
Click here to read about the letter Gov. Phil Bryant and three other Gulf Coast governors signed calling for regional red snapper management.
MDMR Marine Patrol Officers Will Freeman and Leo DeGeorge were working under the Joint Enforcement Agreement (JEA) with the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an agreement MDMR has with NOAA to provide law enforcement of federal regulations in both state and federal waters.