Commercial fishing seasons opened January 1, 2019

19-01-CWS | January 3, 2019

BILOXI, Miss. –Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced this week that commercial fishing seasons for Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus), Gray Triggerfish (Balistes capriscus) and Greater Amberjack (Seriola dumerili) opened in Mississippi territorial waters on January 1, 2019 at 12:01 a.m. local time.


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