Public Notices

Title 22 Part 09 - Confidentiality of Statistical Data - Proposed Changes

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) does hereby give public notice that on June 21, 2016 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 9. Said Notice of Intent was filed with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office on June 22, 2016. A complete copy of Title 22 Part 9 and the proposed changes are available are available at www.dmr.ms.gov. Public comments on the proposed regulation changes will be accepted through July 18, 2016. 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 July 18, 2016.

Description of Proposed Changes:

Title 22 Mississippi Department of Marine Resources – Part 9 Rules and Regulations for Statistical Reporting and Confidentiality of Statistical Data for Marine Resources.

 

Chapter 11 Recreational Fishing Landings Reporting Requirements

 

100 Persons engaged in recreational fishing in waters under the jurisdiction of the MDMR or landing fish in Mississippi shall be required to furnish information, including a harvest report, pertaining to such fishing each time a MDMR Confidentiality Officer request such information. when requested by an information confidentiality officer. In addition to the reporting required pursuant to this paragraph, the following reporting is also required.

100.01 TailsnScales Reporting for Red Snapper Recreational Harvest. The owner or captain of any vessel recreationally harvesting red snapper is hereby required to complete a harvest report by the MDMR. One person per vessel recreationally harvesting Red Snapper is hereby required to complete a vessel harvest report through the TailsnScales reporting system. The Captain of the vessel is responsible for ensuring that someone onboard the vessel has obtained the appropriate reporting code from the MDMR.

 

100.02 TailsnScales Reporting for Additional Species Recreational Harvest Upon Request. When requested by the MDMR, one person per vessel shall be required to complete a vessel harvest report for any additional species through the TailsnScales system. The Captain of the vessel is responsible for ensuring that someone onboard the vessel has obtained the appropriate reporting code from the MDMR.

 

101 Charter and Head Boat Reporting. Charter Boat or and Head Boat captains operating in Mississippi waters shall be required to complete questionnaires furnished by the MDMR for each trip. Completed questionnaires shall be furnished to an information confidentiality officer upon request. In addition to the reporting required pursuant to this paragraph, the following reporting is also required.

 

101.01 TailsnScales Reporting for Charter and Head Boat Red Snapper Harvest. Charter boat and head boat captains operating in waters under the jurisdiction of the MDMR or landing Red Snapper in Mississippi shall be required to complete a vessel harvest report through the TailsnScales reporting system.

 

101.02 TailsnScales Reporting for Additional Species Charter and Head Boat Harvest. When requested by the MDMR, Captains shall be required to complete a vessel harvest report for any additional species through the TailsnScales reporting system.