Amberjack, triggerfish seasons closed through Dec. 31, 2016

16-55-MMS| July 22, 2016

BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Friday that two recreational fishing seasons will remain closed through Dec. 31, 2016.


The fishing seasons for Greater Amberjack (Seriola dumerili) and Gray Triggerfish (Balistes capriscus) will be closed in Mississippi territorial waters for the remainder of the calendar year.


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