Recreational Red Snapper season closes August 26, will reopen Labor Day weekend

19-46-CWS | August 20, 2019

BILOXI, Miss. – The state recreational fishing season for Red Snapper will close in Mississippi territorial waters on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. and reopen for Labor Day weekend.

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources will provide updated information on the Labor Day Weekend opening after landings have been evaluated.During this closure, no Red Snapper shall be landed or possessed in Mississippi waters.

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