Commercial, recreational harvest closing for mid-water snapper on Sept. 18

21-44-CWS | September 16, 2021

BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced today that the commercial and recreational fishing harvest of mid-water snapper in Mississippi territorial waters will close in conjunction with Gulf of Mexico federal waters at 12:01 a.m. local time on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. The mid-water snapper complex consists of Blackfin Snapper, Queen Snapper, Silk Snapper and Wenchman.

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