Order of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources Increasing the Oyster Season Quota and Closing the Limited 2015-2016 Mississippi Oyster Season

Order of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources Increasing the Oyster Season Quota and Closing the Limited 2015-2016 Mississippi Oyster Season

By virtue of the authority vested in the Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources, under the provisions of Section 49-15-15 of the Mississippi Code of 1972, Annotated, the Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources in their regularly scheduled meeting of October 20, 2015, authorized opening the 2015 - 2016 Mississippi Oyster Season for the harvest of oysters, and in their regular scheduled meeting of November 17, 2015 established a 35,000 sack season quota for oysters; and at their special meeting of December 4, 2015, authorized the Executive Director of the the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources to set the oyster season quota, the Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources does hereby order that:

The quota for the 2015 - 2016 Mississippi Oyster Season is set at 40,000 sacks. The 40,000 sack quota is projected to be reached on or before 4:00 P.M. Friday, May 13, 2016, therefore the 2015 - 2016 Mississippi Oyster Season shall close at 4:00 P.M. on Friday May 13, 2016.

THIS ORDER SHALL TAKE EFFECT AND BE IN FULL FORCE IMMEDIATELY.

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