ORDER TEMPORARILY CLOSING THE SEASON FOR THE USE OF CRAB TRAPS FOR THE REMOVAL OF ABANDONED TRAPS

LEGAL NOTICE

ORDER TEMPORARILY CLOSING THE SEASON FOR THE USE OF CRAB TRAPS FOR THE REMOVAL OF ABANDONED TRAPS

By virtue of the authority vested in the Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources under the provisions of §49-15-84.1 Mississippi Code of 1972 Annotated, the Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources does hereby declare and order on January 15, 2019 that:

All Mississippi state waters located within one half (1/2) mile of the mainland shoreline from the Alabama/Mississippi border to the Mississippi/Louisiana border including any river, bayou, creek, canal, stream, tributary, lake, bay, inlet, channel, or other water source entering into areas defined as salt waters under the territorial jurisdiction of the Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources shall close to commercial and recreational crab trap fishing at 6:00 a.m. February 7, 2019 and shall remain closed until 6:00 a.m. February 17, 2019. 

The first seven days of the closed season shall be a period of time for crab fishermen to remove their own traps from state waters.  Any crab trap remaining in the water after the expiration of the seventh day (February 13th) of the closed season shall be considered abandoned and can be removed (starting on February 14th and ending on February 16th) for proper disposal at designated sites.

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