19-80-CWS | December 23, 2019
BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced today that commercial fishing seasons for Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus), Gray Triggerfish (Balistes capriscus) and Greater Amberjack (Seriola dumerili) will open in Mississippi territorial waters on January 1, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. local time.
The recreational and commercial harvest of Lane Snapper (Lutjanus synagris) will open in Mississippi territorial waters on January 1, 2020 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, 2019.
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.