Red snapper season starts Thursday in Mississippi

Published 10:00 am Wednesday, July 15, 2015

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) – Red snapper season begins in Mississippi territorial waters at 12:01 a.m. Thursday and runs through Oct. 31.

Jamie Miller, executive director of Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, says the bag limit is two per person with a minimum size of 16 inches.

Miller said in a news release that extending the season through October will give anglers greater flexibility to plan trips and provide DMR with additional landings data.

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Anglers are required to participate in DMR’s reporting program for red snapper.