21-65-CWS | December 27, 2021
BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced today that commercial fishing seasons for Gray Triggerfish (Balistes capriscus) and Greater Amberjack (Seriola dumerili), as well as the recreational and commercial harvest of Lane Snapper (Lutjanus synagris), will open in Mississippi territorial waters on January 1, 2022, at 12:01 a.m. local time.
The recreational fishing season for Gag (Mycteroperca microlepsis) will close in Mississippi territorial waters at 11:59 p.m. local time on December 31, 2021. The recreational season for Red Grouper (Epinephelus morio) will open in Mississippi territorial waters at 12:01 a.m. local time on January 1, 2022.
The commercial season for sharks (aggregated large coastal, Hammerheads, Black Tips and small coastals) will open in Mississippi territorial waters at 12:01 a.m. local time on January 1, 2022. The state season will run concurrent with the federal shark season in the Western Gulf of Mexico Sub-Region.
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 dmr.ms.gov.