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MDMR closing recreational greater amberjack season, opening commercial red drum season

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Sept. 21, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MDMR closing recreational greater amberjack season, opening commercial red drum season

BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced this week that the recreational fishing season for Greater Amberjack (Seriola dumerili) will close in Mississippi territorial waters at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28, 2015.

The commercial fishing season for Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) will open in Mississippi territorial waters at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, and close when the quota is met.

Both the closing and opening are under the authority of Mississippi Code Ann.49-15-15(1)(a)(2009) and through the authority granted to the executive director of the MDMR by the Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources.

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is dedicated to enhancing, protecting and conserving marine interests of the state by managing all marine life, public trust wetlands, adjacent uplands and waterfront areas to provide for the optimal commercial, recreational, educational and economic uses of these resources consistent with environmental concerns and social changes. Visit the DMR online at www.dmr.ms.gov.

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