Mississippi recreational Red Snapper season closing Friday, July 7, 2023

23-20-CWS | July 3, 2023

BILOXI, Miss. – Mississippi’s recreational Red Snapper season will close Friday, July 7, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. After the closure, no Red Snapper shall be landed or possessed in Mississippi state territorial waters. Anglers should close out any trips as soon as possible so landings information can be compiled by Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) staff.

As a reminder for those fishing this week, one angler per vessel, per trip is required to report through the MDMR Tails n’ Scales system. Anglers are encouraged to report additional information for Gray Snapper and Cobia while Mississippi’s Red Snapper season is open.

Marine Patrol officers encountering anglers harvesting or possessing Red Snapper without a trip authorization number will result in fish confiscation and fines.

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