17-28-MMS| May 17, 2017
BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Wednesday that two commercial fishing seasons will close in May.
The commercial season for Spotted Seatrout will close at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, May 18, in Mississippi territorial waters. The season will reopen at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, June 1.
The commercial season for King Mackerel will close at 12:01 p.m. Sunday, May 21 in Mississippi territorial waters. The season will reopen at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 1.
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.