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Red snapper fishing season reopens off Mississippi coast


BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — One of Mississippi's most popular saltwater fishing seasons is reopening.

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources says red snapper season will resume Monday and run seven days a week.

Spokeswoman Charmaine Schmermund says the department hopes to keep the season open through Sept. 2. Officials say the season will close early if recreational or for-hire boats catch their quotas early, or if the Gulf-wide quota is reached.

Schmermund says Mississippi anglers caught 18,000 fish before the season's first half closed in early July. She says Mississippi has about 40,0...

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