Commercial Red Drum season closing March 3, 2017

17-14-MMS| March 2, 2017

BILOXI, Miss. – The commercial fishing season for Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) will close in Mississippi territorial waters at 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 3, officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Thursday. The season will reopen on May 1, 2017, at 12:01 a.m.


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