Recreational Red Snapper Season to be Extended by Six Days

12-45-CWS | July 3, 2012

BILOXI, Miss. – Recreational fishing season for red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) will be extended in Mississippi territorial waters by six days. The season will close July 17, 2012, at 12:01 a.m. This six-day extension was issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service.


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