- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Red snapper season opens in Mississippi waters July 16.

Jamie Miller, executive director of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, said in a news release that the season opens at 12:01 a.m. July 16 and runs through 11:59 p.m. Oct. 31.

Miller says the bag limit will be two red snapper per person and a minimum size of 16 inches.

Anglers are required to report a planned trip and their catches.

State law makers extended state waters to nine miles for fisheries management effective July 1, 2013. However, Miller says federal law doesn’t recognize that distance for red snapper fishing.

Anglers found fishing for red snapper beyond 3 miles south of the barrier islands can receive a citation.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide