Legal Notice for Title 22 Part 9 Rules and Regulations for Statistical Reporting and Confidentiality of Statistical Data for Marine Fisheries in the State of Mississippi

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) does hereby give public notice that on September 16, 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 9.  Said Notice of Intent was filed with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office on September 18, 2014. 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 October 20, 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 October 20, 2014.

TITLE 22 – MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF MARINE RESOURCES, PART 9 Rules and Regulations for Statistical Reporting and Confidentiality of Statistical Data for Marine Fisheries in the State of Mississippi

Title 22 Part 9 Chapter 11:

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 when as requested by to an information confidentiality officer. The owner or captain of any vessel recreationally harvesting red snapper is hereby required to complete a harvest report by the MDMR.

101 Charter boat or head boat captains operating in Mississippi waters will shall be required to complete questionnaires furnished by the MDMR for each trip. Completed questionnaires will shall be furnished to an information confidentiality officer upon request.

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