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Mississippi’s commercial red drum season opens Saturday

The commercial fishing season for Red Drum will open at 12:01 a.m. Saturday.

Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources say in a release that the annual total allowable catch for commercial Red Drum is 60,000 pounds (27,215 kilograms).

If the quota is reached before Dec. 31, the season will be closed until Jan. 1, 2019.

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