The Shellfish Bureau of DMR is responsible for the management of Mississippi's marine shellfish resources with two primary functions:

  • Manage and enhance the resource;
  • Maintain compliance with the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference's National Shellfish Sanitation Program (ISSC/NSSP) Model Ordinance requirements for shellfish-growing waters.



2017 Mississippi Oyster Reef Map - Biloxi Bay

Shellfish Growing Areas
2017 AreaV Shellfish Growing Areas Poster
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2015-2016 Mississippi Oyster Reef Maps - Western MS Sound

Shellfish Growing Areas
Shellfish Growing Areas Poster 2016
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On-Bottom Oyster Leases
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Shellfish Growing Areas and On-Bottom Oyster leases
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Mississippi Oyster Lease Information

On-Bottom Lease Information