Red Snapper may not be harvested, possessed or transported in Mississippi waters

19-61-CWS | October 3, 2019

BILOXI, Miss. – Mississippi’s private recreational Red Snapper season closed on September 8, 2019 and currently remains closed. While Mississippi’s private recreational Red Snapper season is closed it is unlawful for any private recreational anglers to harvest, possess or transport Red Snapper in or through Mississippi territorial waters, which extend 9 miles south of the barrier islands.


Anglers participating in adjacent states’ Red Snapper seasons must land fish in the state in which they are participating and comply with those states’ Red Snapper regulations.

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