Public Notices

Title 22 Part 07 - Finfish Bag and Size Limits - Tarpon Regulations - Proposed Changes

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) does hereby give public notice that on March 19, 2019 at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Commission on Marine Resources, the Commission approved a Notice of Intent to update, modify and change below listed sections of Title 22 Part 7. Said Notice of Intent was filed with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office on March 19, 2019. A complete copy of Title 22 Part 7 and the proposed changes are available are available at Public comments on the proposed regulation changes will be accepted through April 12, 2019. All comments should be mailed to the MDMR, Attn: Trevor Moncrief, 1141 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530 or emailed to: Trevor Moncrief at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and delivered by 5:00 PM on April 12, 2019.

Complete description of proposed changes:

TITLE 22 – MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF MARINE RESOURCES, PART 7 Regulations to Provide Size Limits and Bag Limits on Certain Fish Species and to Prevent Sale of Seafood by Recreational Fishermen

Chapter 08 Recreational Bag, Possession and Size Limits


100.21 It shall be unlawful for recreational fishermen to possess more than one (1) Atlantic Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) per vessel per day.


102.27 Atlantic Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) – seventy-five (75) inches fork length.

105 It shall be unlawful for any fisherman to remove an Atlantic Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) over the length of forty (40) inches from the water unless the intent is to harvest within the limits defined in Sections 100 and 102 of this chapter.

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