CORRECTION: Mississippi’s recreational Red Snapper season will open Friday, May 22

20-9-CWS | February 12, 2020

BILOXI, Miss. – The Executive Director for the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) and the Commission on Marine Resources (CMR) announced today that Mississippi’s Red Snapper season will open for private recreational anglers and state for-hire vessels on Friday, May 22, 2020, in state and federal waters.


The structure of the upcoming season is currently being evaluated by MDMR staff and the CMR as Mississippi’s 2020 allocation is not yet finalized.


Private recreational anglers can fish out to 200 nautical miles. Vessels with state for-hire permits can fish in state territorial waters, which is nine nautical miles south of the barrier islands.

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