Legal Notice for TITLE 22 Part 1 Prohibit Basket Dredge Limit Dredge Weight - Extend Comment Period

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) does hereby give public notice that on April 21, 2015 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 1. Said Notice of Intent was filed with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office on April 21, 2015. A complete copy of Title 22 Part 1 and the proposed changes are available are available at www.dmr.ms.gov. Public comments on the proposed regulation changes will be accepted through June 15, 2015. 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 June 15, 2015.
    

TITLE 22 – MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF MARINE RESOURCES PART 1: Rules and Regulations for Shellfish Harvesting, Tagging, Landing, Unloading, Transporting, Relaying, Management, Area Classification, and Other Shellfish Related Activities in the State, and the Leasing of Territorial Waters under the Jurisdiction of the State of Mississippi.


Title 22 Part 1 Chapter 07 Dredge Specifications:

100 It shall be is unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to take or attempt to take any oysters from the waters under the territorial jurisdiction of the State of Mississippi by the use of a dredge having a weight in excess of one hundred forty (140) 115 pounds and the tooth bar cannot have more than sixteen (16) teeth and the teeth on the tooth bar cannot exceed five (5) inches unless otherwise permitted by the MCMR or as hereby authorized the MDMR, its Executive Director, Director of Marine Fisheries, Bureau Director, Program Coordinator or other MDMR designee.
 
101 No person, firm or corporation may use more than two (2) such dredges.
 
102 It is unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to take or attempt to take any oysters from the waters under the territorial jurisdiction of the State of Mississippi by the use of a basket dredge. A basket dredge is a type of oyster dredge, also known as a “self-dumping dredge” that utilizes a rigid framed basket, instead of a flexible bag made out of rope or chain, to retain the harvested oysters.

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