13-60-LST| May 24, 2013
BILOXI, Miss. – The recreational fishing season for red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) will open in Mississippi territorial waters on June 1, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. with a two (2) fish bag limit and a sixteen (16) inch minimum size limit. Currently the season is set to run thirty-four (34) days and scheduled to close July 5, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Several issues may impact this closing date and the number of fishing days may decrease. Please reference www.gulfcouncil.org for the most up to date information available.
The opening of this season is issued under the authority of Section 49-15-15 (1) (a) (2009), of the Mississippi Code.
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 www.dmr.ms.gov.
Contact: Lauren Thompson