Mississippi Red Snapper season opening Labor Day weekend

20-58-CWS | August 28, 2020

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced today that Red Snapper season will open for private recreational anglers and state for-hire vessels on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in state and federal waters.


A closure date is currently not set as MDMR staff will analyze all data daily so as to not exceed Mississippi’s 2020 allocation. Additionally, anglers may be given less than a 24-hour notice of season closure in order to maximize season length and opportunity for anglers. Please review available information at, as well as Tails n’ Scales prior to trip departure.


Private recreational anglers may 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.

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