Recreational Red Snapper Season Opens June 1

11-61-CWS | May 19, 2011

BILOXI, Miss. – Recreational fishing season for red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) opens in Mississippi territorial waters on June 1, 2011, at 12:01 a.m. and will close July 19, 2011, at 12:01 a.m. This coincides with the opening and closing of red snapper season in federal waters.
Current Mississippi state regulations for red snapper are:


• 16-inch minimum size
• Two fish possession


Charter vessel crew and captain are prohibited from retaining the recreational bag limit.


The opening of the recreational red snapper season is issued under the authority of Section 49-15-15 (1) (a) of the Mississippi Code of 1972.


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Contact: Shelly Becker
Phone: 228-523-4051