Commercial King Mackerel season to close Nov. 21

19-75-CWS | November 20, 2019

BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced today that the commercial fishing season for King Mackerel (Scomberomorus cavalla) will close in Mississippi territorial waters on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019.


The closure for King Mackerel begins at 12:00 p.m. local time and will reopen July 1, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. local time.

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