Recreational Red Snapper mid-season closure July 5

21-27-CWS | July 1, 2021

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) announced today that the private recreational and state for-hire season for Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) will close Monday, July 5, 2021, 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, a mid-season closure will allow for MDMR staff to analyze landings information and determine an appropriate date for season re-opening.

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