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Free sport fishing for everyone on the Fourth of July

Every year on the first weekend in June and July 4, DMR allows recreational saltwater fishing with no license. (Photo source: WLOX) Every year on the first weekend in June and July 4, DMR allows recreational saltwater fishing with no license. (Photo source: WLOX)
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The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has a special Independence Day gift for anyone wanting to go fishing this Fourth of July -- a free sport fishing day!

Whether you're a beginner wanting to try out a new sport or an experienced fisherman, any person may saltwater sport fish without a recreational saltwater license on Monday in the marine waters of Mississippi.

According to DMR, the first weekend in June and July 4 are designated as Free Saltwater Sport Fishing Days every year on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. However, officials say creel limits and size limits of fish are still in effect.

For more information, visit the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources website.

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