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Red snapper season to reopen next month

Red snapper season will reopen on August 13, 2021, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Friday. The season is open for private, recreational anglers and charter or for-hire vessels. The projected close of the season will be midnight on…

Scientists accidentally create a new fish species

Scientists in Hungary have created a Frankenfish - by mistake. The accident led to the creation of new species - a mix of Russian sturgeon and American paddlefish. Russian sturgeon fish are the source of some of the finest caviar…

Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo canceled

The Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, scheduled for the July 2-5 in Jones Park, has been canceled because of concerns over COVID-19, organizers said. Richie Valdez, president of the organization, announced Tuesday morning that the annual fishing tournament was cancelled.…

Florida fisherman catches massive 350-lb grouper

FLORIDA (WWAY) — A Florida fisherman caught “the big one” off the southwest coast of the Sunshine State, hauling in a Warsaw grouper weighing an astounding 350 pounds. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission shared the catch on Facebook…

CMR Certifies State Fish Record For Scamp

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources on Tuesday certified a state record for Scamp (Mycteroperca phexax). Joey Antoon of Pascagoula set the record with a 28-pound, 4.32-ounce fish he caught on June 11. The previous record was…

Hundreds Of Dead Fish Wash Up

The Department Of Marine Resources was called to the beach in Gulfport late last night about several hundred dead porgies washing on shore. News 25's Laurene Callander tells us about the hundreds of dead fish that washed up on Gulfport's…

Local Schools Providing Options for Lent Season

While it's a daily requirement for schools in south Mississippi to offer strictly vegetarian lunches, the Ocean Springs School District makes special changes to its school menu during Lent to better serve the needs and beliefs of their Catholic students.