Commercial Spotted Seatrout Season to Close at 6 a.m., Saturday, May 19

12-28-CWS | May 16, 2012

BILOXI, Miss. – The commercial fishing season for spotted seatrout will close in Mississippi territorial waters on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at 6 a.m. The season will reopen Jan. 1, 2013.


The closing of the commercial spotted seatrout season is issued under the authority of Section 49-15-15 1 (a) of the Mississippi Code of 1972.


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