The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced on Aug. 28 that red snapper season will open for private recreational anglers and state for-hire vessels on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in state and federal waters.
A closure date is currently not set as MDMR staff will analyze all data daily so as to not exceed Mississippi’s 2020 allocation. Additionally, anglers may be given less than a 24-hour notice of season closure in order to maximize season length and opportunity for anglers. Please review available information at dmr.ms.gov/category/news-and-updates/, as well as Tails n’ Scales prior to trip departure.
Private recreational anglers may fish out to 200 nautical miles. Vessels with state for-hire permits can fish in state territorial waters, which is nine nautical miles south of the barrier islands.
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