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MDMR certifies state record

22-45-CWS | November 16, 2022 BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources certified a state fishing record for the month of November.   Mark Kleinpeter of Ocean Springs set the all tackle record using a spear for Dog Snapper (Lutjanus jocu) with a fish weighing 24 pounds, 2.4 ounces.   Photo courtesy MS …

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Recreational, commercial fishing season for Lane Snapper to close November 15

22-44-CWS | November 14, 2022 BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced today the closing of the recreational and commercial fishing season for Lane Snapper in Mississippi territorial waters at 12:01 a.m. local time on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. This is in conjunction with the Gulf of Mexico federal waters closure. …

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MDMR extending gear reimbursement program for skimmer trawl turtle excluder device on commercial vessels

22-42-CWS | November 9, 2022 BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) is extending the NOAA Skimmer Trawl Turtle Excluder Device (TED) gear reimbursement program through July 31, 2024, where fishermen may be reimbursed for NOAA-approved TEDs installed on their commercial vessels. The TED rule, which took effect Aug. 1, 2021, requires …

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Ansley and Beckindorf Units Closed Nov. 7

The Ansley and Beckindorf units will be closed Monday, Nov. 7, 2022 as crews will be spraying in the area.  Comment Submission Form You should receive an acknowledgement of your comment from Matt Murphy by email. If you do not receive this acknowledgement, please contact matthew.murphy@dmr.ms.gov.

Recreational season for Greater Amberjack to close November 1

22-41-CWS | October 27, 2022 BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced today that the recreational fishing season for Greater Amberjack (Seriola dumerili) will close in Mississippi territorial waters on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, at 12:01 a.m. local time. The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is dedicated to enhancing, protecting …

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