Recreational Red Snapper mid-season closure July 10

22-28-CWS | July 1, 2022

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) announced today that the state recreational fishing season for Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) will close Sunday, July 10, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. After the closure, no Red Snapper shall be landed or possessed in Mississippi state territorial waters. 


Anglers should close any trips that are active or expired as soon as possible. As with previous years, the MDMR implements a mid-season closure and determines the appropriate re-opening date to maximize anglers’ opportunities for harvest of federally managed species.

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