Recreational, commercial fishing seasons set to open, close

May 31, 2019

BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Friday the openings and closings for some recreational and commercial fishing seasons.

The recreational fishing season for Gag (Mycteroperca mecrolepis) is set to open in Mississippi territorial waters on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at 12:01 a.m. local time. The season shall close on December 31, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. or until the quota is met.

The commercial fishing season for Greater Amberjack (Seriola dumerili) will reopen on June 1, 2019, as scheduled. It will close at 12:01 a.m. on June 9, 2019.

The commercial fishing season for Gray Triggerfish (Balistes capriscus) will close as scheduled in Mississippi territorial waters from June 1 until July 31, 2019.

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