Public Notices

Legal Notice for Title 22 Part 7 Spotted Sea Trout Endorsement

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) does hereby give public notice that on August 19, 2014 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 August 20, 2014. A complete copy of Title 22 Part 7 and the proposed changes are available are available at www.dmr.ms.gov. Public comments on the proposed regulation changes will be accepted through September 15, 2014. All comments should be mailed to the MDMR, Attn: Joe Jewell, 1141 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530 or emailed to Joe Jewell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and delivered by 5:00 PM on September 15, 2014.

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 09 Section 111:

The following provisions are provided to address safety concerns and allow a fisherman to have another individual on board in case of emergency.

For commercial hook and line fisherman, if only two fisherman are aboard a vessel commercially harvesting spotted seatrout, one of the fisherman is not required to possess the spotted seatrout endorsement; however, that fisherman is required to possess an applicable commercial harvester’s license. If two or more commercial hook and line fisherman possessing the spotted seatrout endorsement are aboard a vessel commercially harvesting spotted seatrout, all fishermen aboard the vessel are required to possess the spotted seatrout endorsement.

For net fisherman, the vessel must possess a valid fishing boat license and if only two fisherman are aboard a vessel commercially harvesting spotted seatrout, one of the fisherman is not required to possess the spotted seatrout endorsement. If two or more net fisherman possessing the spotted seatrout endorsement are aboard a vessel commercially harvesting spotted seatrout, all fishermen aboard the vessel are required to possess the spotted seatrout endorsement.

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