Legal Notice for Title 22 Part 7 Spotted Sea Trout Season Extension

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) does hereby give public notice that on July 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 7. Said Notice of Intent was filed with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office on July 22, 2015. A complete copy of Title 22 Part 7 and the proposed changes are available are available at Public comments on the proposed regulation changes will be accepted through August 17, 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 August 17, 2015.

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

Title 22 Part 7: Chapter 09 Section 109

From and after February 1, 2013 the annual Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for commercial landings of Spotted Seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus) will be set at fifty thousand (50,000) pounds. The 2013 2015 commercial fishing season for landing Spotted Seatrout shall commence on February 1, 2013 2015 and end September 30, 2013 October 31, 2015 and each subsequent year thereafter. The commercial TAC for the fishing season shall be divided into four month two periods as follows: February 1st – May 31st twenty-five thousand pounds (25,000); June 1stSeptember 30 October 31st twenty-five thousand pounds (25,000). In the event the commercial TAC is not met or exceeded in the first time period (February 1st – May 31st) the pounds shall be added or subtracted to the second time period (June 1stSeptember 30 October 31st).