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Mississippi Red Snapper season reopening

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) will reopen the recreational Red Snapper season on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. The season will be open seven days a week. Check Tails n’ Scales for the most…

Recreational Red Snapper mid-season closure July 5

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced that the private recreational and state for-hire season for Red Snapper will close Monday, July 5, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. After the closure, no Red Snapper shall be landed or…

Recreational, commercial harvests set to open, close

Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Tuesday the openings and closings of recreational and commercial harvest in Mississippi territorial waters for Gag, Greater Amberjack and Gray Triggerfish. The recreational fishing season for Gag will open on Tuesday,…

Mississippi to open red snapper season on Memorial Day weekend

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has announced the opening of red snapper season for private recreational anglers and state for-hire vessels will be 12:01 a.m. May 28, 2021, with an anticipated mid-season closure date of July 5, 2021, at…

Commercial fishing season to open for Spotted Seatrout

BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announce the opening of the commercial fishing season for Spotted Seatrout to begin February 1, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. in Mississippi territorial waters. The annual Total Allowable Catch for…

CARES Act assistance applications open November 9

BILOXI, Miss. – Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act applications for commercial and charter fisheries participants will open Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, at 8 a.m. on the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) website at dmr.ms.gov/cares-act-assistance/. Applicants must be a…

Mississippi Red Snapper season opening Labor Day weekend

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced today that Red Snapper season will open for private recreational anglers and state for-hire vessels on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in state and federal waters. A closure date is currently not set…

State of the Mississippi Fishing Industry

It’s been another year filled with uncertainty for Mississippi’s fishermen and some are sharing their concerns and hopes for the rest of the year. Local oyster farmer Christopher Rhodes says the economic impacts of COVID-19 and the legislative budget battle…

Biloxi's 2020 Blessing of the Fleet this weekend

The City of Biloxi, Harrison County and St. Michael Catholic Church are pleased to announce that the 91st annual Blessing of the Fleet & Coronation of the Shrimp King and Queen will be held Saturday and Sunday. The Committee encourages…

DMR opens saltwater fishing to all this weekend

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is offering a free saltwater fishing weekend this weekend. Saltwater sport fishing is open to everyone, whether they have a valid fishing license or not. That sportfishing is limited to the waters south of…

Commercial Red Drum season to close February 11

Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced today that the commercial fishing season for Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) will close in Mississippi territorial waters on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. local time.  

Commercial King Mackerel season to close Nov. 21

Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced today that the commercial fishing season for King Mackerel (Scomberomorus cavalla) will close in Mississippi territorial waters on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. The closure for King Mackerel begins at 12:00 p.m.…

Red Snapper season reopening Friday

This weekend might be your last chance at catching Red Snapper this season. After bad weather on Labor Day Weekend, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources decided to extend their reopening of Red Snapper season to this weekend. This season…