Recreational Red Snapper season to close November 21

21-60-CWS | November 18, 2021

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) announced today that the state recreational fishing season for Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) will close in Mississippi territorial waters on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. After the closure, no Red Snapper shall be landed or possessed in Mississippi state territorial waters. Anglers are encouraged to report on any expired Tails n’ Scales trips from the 2021 season as soon as possible so landings data may be finalized.

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