- Associated Press - Saturday, May 20, 2017

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi’s recreational anglers will be allowed to harvest Red Snapper in state waters beginning next week.

The state’s territorial waters will be open from 12:01 a.m. Friday, May 26, through 11:59 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4. The bag limit will be two Red Snapper per person, per day with a minimum size of 16 inches.

Also, officials announced Friday that the federal season for private recreational anglers is three days - from 12:01 a.m. June 1 through 12:01 a.m. June 4.

Anglers also are required to participate in the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources’ reporting program for Red Snapper, “Tails n’ Scales,” available via the website, www.tailsnscales.org or call center at 1-844-MSSNAPP (677-6277).

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