Recreational Red Snapper Season to Open October 1

13-96-CWS | September 13, 2013

BILOXI, Miss. – The supplemental fall recreational fishing season for red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) will open in Mississippi territorial waters on Oct. 1, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. with a two (2) fish bag limit and a sixteen (16) inch minimum size limit. The season is set to run fourteen (14) days and will close Oct. 15, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Please reference for the most up to date information available related to fishing in federal waters.


The opening of this season is issued under the authority of Section 49-15-15 (1) (a) (2009), of the Mississippi Code.


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