mississippi department of marine resources

Recreational red snapper season opens May 27

Mississippi’s Red Snapper season will open for recreational anglers and charter boats on May 27,  with an anticipated mid-season closure date of July 4. As with previous years, a mid-season closure will allow for Mississippi Department of Marine Resources staff…

DMR plan prescribed burn on Deer Island today

If you see smoke coming from Deer Island, don't worry. It's for a good cause. Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources are planning a prescribed burn on a portion of the Deer Island Preserve today. The burn will…

Commercial and recreational fishing season opens

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced today commercial and recreational fishing seasons for the new year. Commercial fishing seasons for gray triggerfish and greater amberjack will open in Mississippi…

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…

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…

Recreational, commercial harvests set to open, close

BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Friday the openings and closings of recreational and commercial harvest for Gag, Greater Amberjack and Gray Triggerfish. The recreational harvest for Gag (Mycteroperca mecrolepis) will open in Mississippi territorial…

Mississippi shrimp season opens May 28

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has set the opening date of the 2020-2021 shrimp season in state territorial waters for 6 a.m. Thursday, May 28. All regulations of the MDMR will be in full force and effect,…

DMR to conduct prescribed burn on Deer Island Tuesday

Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources will conduct a prescribed burn on the DIMR-1 of the Deer Island Preserve on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Depending on weather conditions, the burn will begin between 10 a.m. and noon and…