Recreational Gag season closes Dec. 3

14-95-CWS | November 25, 2014

BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Tuesday that the recreational season for Gag (Mycteroperca microlepis) will close in Mississippi territorial waters at 12:01 a.m. Dec. 3.


The season will reopen July 1, 2015, at 12:01 a.m.


This order is under the authority of Mississippi Code Ann. § 49-15-15(1)(a) (2009), and through the authority granted to the Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources by the Commission on Marine Resources.


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