Legal Notice for TITLE 22 Part 2 ICW Change

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) does hereby give public notice that on August 18, 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 2. Said Notice of Intent was filed with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office on August 18, 2015. A complete copy of Title 22 Part 2 and the proposed changes are available are available at www.dmr.ms.gov. Public comments on the proposed regulation changes will be accepted through September 14, 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 September 14, 2015.

Complete description of proposed changes:

TITLE 22 – MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF MARINE RESOURCES PART 2 RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR SHRIMPING IN THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI

Chapter 04 Closure Areas

Section 101: For the purpose of this section only, Tthe portion of the Intracoastal Waterway transverses the Mississippi territorial waters is considered in part to be that extends from a point south of Long Beach to a point south of Point Clear is described as follows:

Beginning at a point near the Louisiana-Mississippi border known as Intracoastal Waterway Grand Island Channel "LIGHT 1" (F1 W 4 Sec 17ft 5M), at the intersection of Grand Island Channel and Marianne Channel; thence northeasterly along the Marianne Channel through "Buoy 22". "LIGHT 18" (F1 R 4 Sec 17ft), "Buoy 12", to "LIGHT 8" (F1 R 4 Sec 17ft); thence northeasterly along the most direct line to "LIGHTED BUOY 7"; thence northeasterly along the most direct line through "Buoy 6" to "LIGHTED BUOY 4"; thence continuing northeasterly to "LIGHT 3" (F1 G 4 Sec 17ft); thence northeasterly to "LIGHTED BUOY 1"; thence easterly to "LIGHTED BUOY 51" (F1 2.5 Sec 17ft 5M) in the Gulfport Channel. Begin at Marianne Channel Lighted Buoy 1 (Fl G 2.5s) located approximately three (3) miles north of West Point on Cat Island, thence extending southwesterly to “LIGHT 4P” (Fl R 2.5s 17ft), thence southwesterly to “PASS MARIANNE WRECK LIGHT WR8A” (QR 17ft), thence southwesterly to “LIGHT 15P” (Fl G 4s 17ft) at the northernmost point of Merrill Coquille, thence southwesterly to “LIGHT 17P”(Fl G 4s 17ft), thence southwesterly to “ST JOSEPH ISLAND LIGHT 22” (Fl R 4s 17ft), thence westerly to Lighthouse Point and continuing westward following the meandering of the shoreline to the boundary line of the state.