Commercial Red Drum Fishing Season to Close October 15

11-109-CWS | October 13, 2011

BILOXI, Miss. – The commercial fishing season for red drum will close in Mississippi territorial waters at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, and will reopen Jan. 1, 2012.


The closing of the commercial red drum season is issued under the authority of State Statue 49-15-15 (1) of the Mississippi Code of 1972.


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Contact: Shelly Becker
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