17-50-MMS| August 30, 2017
BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources are reminding recreational anglers that Red Snapper season in state and federal waters ends at 11:59 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4.
Anglers can fish for Red Snapper from Friday, Sept. 1, through Labor Day. They still are required to participate in MDMR’s program for Red Snapper, “Tails n’ Scales.” This reporting program is available through a smartphone app, a website and a call center.
The app is available in iTunes and Google Play. The website is tailsnscales.org. Fishermen also can call 1-844-MSSNAPP (677-6277) to speak to a representative 24 hours a day.
Anglers must create a profile and start a trip in “Tails n’ Scales.” They must have a trip authorization number when they are out on the water. They must report their catch and close out one trip before creating a new one.
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 dmr.ms.gov.