Mississippi Recreational Greater Amberjack Season to Close June 1

12-30-CWS | May 24, 2012

BILOXI, Miss. – Recreational fishing season for greater amberjack will close in Mississippi territorial waters on Friday, June 1, 2012, at 12:01 a.m. and remain closed through Aug. 1, 2012 at 12:01 a.m. This coincides with the closing of recreational greater amberjack season in federal waters.


The closing of the recreational greater amberjack season is issued under the authority of Section 49-15-15 (1) of the Mississippi Code of 1972.


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