BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's commercial fishing season for spotted seatrout will open in state territorial waters on Feb. 1 at 12:01 a.m.
Mississippi Department of Marine Resources officials say the commercial fishing season will remain open for the months of February, March, April and May or until 25,000 pounds of the quota has been met, whichever occurs first.
The commercial season will then remain closed until June 1, when the second half of the season will begin.
The second half of the season will be open for the months of June, July and August and will close on Sept. 30, 2013, unless the full 50,000-pound quota has been reached before that date.