17-37-MMS| June 19, 2017
BILOXI, Miss. – The commercial fishing season for Greater Amberjack will close in Mississippi territorial waters at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, June 20.
The commercial season also will be closed in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico.
According to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 98 percent of the commercial quota has been harvested.
The commercial season is set to reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2018.
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is dedicated to enhancing, protecting and conserving marine interests of the state by managing all marine life, public trust wetlands, adjacent uplands and waterfront areas to provide for the optimal commercial, recreational, educational and economic uses of these resources consistent with environmental concerns and social changes. Visit the DMR online at dmr.ms.gov