Recreational fishing season opening, closings beginning June 1

22-18-CWS | May 25, 2022

BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced today that the recreational fishing season for Gag (Mycteroperca microlepsis) will open in Mississippi territorial waters at 12:01 a.m. local time on June 1, 2022. Recreational harvest for Greater Amberjack (Seriola dumerili) and Gray Triggerfish (Balistes capriscus) will close in Mississippi territorial waters on June 1, 2022, at 12:01 a.m.

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