Commercial King Mackerel season to close

18-57-CWS | October 3, 2018

BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Wednesday that the commercial fishing season for King Mackerel (Scomberomorus cavalla) will close Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.


The closure for King Mackerel goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. local time and will reopen July 1, 2019 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