Mississippi Red Snapper season reopening August 13

21-29-CWS | July 9, 2021

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced today that Red Snapper season will reopen for private recreational anglers and state for-hire vessels at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021, with a projected closure date of Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.


The recreational Red Snapper season will close if the assigned quota for recreational fishermen is reached at any point after the season opens.


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