Red Snapper Season to open October 1

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Gulf Council decided Friday to open red snapper season in Mississippi from October 1 until November 22.

According to Captain Tom Becker, President of the Charter Boat Captains Association, fishing will be allowed on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Becker said the decision to open the season is great news for recreational fishermen and coast charter boat operators already hard hit by the BP oil leak.

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