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Legal Notice for Title 22 Part 5 Gill and Trammel Regulations

Legal Notice for Title 22 Part 5 Gill and Trammel Regulations

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) does hereby give public notice that on April 15, 2014 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 5. Said Notice of Intent was filed with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office on April 21, 2014. A complete copy of Title 22 Part 5 and the proposed changes are available at www.dmr.ms.gov. Public comments on the proposed regulation changes will be accepted through May 19, 2014. 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 May 19, 2014.

TITLE 22 – MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF MARINE RESOURCES, PART 5 RULES AND REGULATIONS THAT ESTABLISH RESTRICTIONS GOVERNING THE USE OF NETS, FISH TRAPS AND POTS WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL WATERS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI AND ESTABLISHING CERTAIN CATCH LIMITATIONS AND QUOTAS

100.07 Gill and trammel nets must be attended at all times from a distance of no greater than the length of the boat in use. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation, other than the license holder, to possess, deploy, use or attend a gill or trammel net in or on the marine waters under the jurisdiction of the MDMR. When a gill net is used or deployed in marine waters, the license holder shall remain within 100 feet of the deployed net. Failure to remain within the required distance shall constitute failure to attend the gill or trammel net.

100.08 On and after January 1, 1997, all gill and trammel nets must be constructed of an approved degradable material. An approved degradable materials list will be on file with the Executive Director of the MDMR or his designee. Any material that has not been approved by the MCMR by the October 15, 1996 MCMR meeting must meet the requirements of the approved degradable materials definition. Webbing and panels for gill and trammel nets shall be constructed of cotton or linen material approved by the MDMR, or any material which meets the approved degradable materials standards in Chapter 03 Section 103 of Title 22 part 05.

100.09 All gill and trammel nets shall be inspected and tagged annually by the MDMR. Each tag shall contain a unique identifying number.

100.10 From and after March 14, 2014 the MDMR shall not issue an annual tag for a gill or trammel net or tag a replacement net without the license holder producing and surrendering the immediately preceding issued annual tag.

100.11 It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to possess, deploy, use or attend a gill or trammel net in or on the marine waters that does not have attached a valid and current annual tag issued by the MDMR.

100.12 Each gill and trammel net shall be tagged at opposite ends by the MDMR.

100.13 It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to possess more than one (1) MDMR tagged gill or trammel net on the marine waters under the jurisdiction of the MDMR.

100.14 The outer walling of trammel nets must be of a mesh size seven (7) inch square, fourteen (14) inch stretch or larger.

100.15 Any license holder with three (3) separate offenses occurring on three separate occasions for violating any of the provisions of this chapter may have their license revoked by the MCMR and upon revocation shall not be eligible to possess, use or deploy gill or trammel nets on marine waters under the jurisdiction of the MDMR.

100.16 Subject to compliance with the foregoing regulations in this chapter, currently licensed fishermen in possession of a gill or trammel net that was inspected and tagged by the MDMR between September 1, 2005 and March 18, 2014 shall be allowed to use and deploy gill or trammel nets constructed with uncoated multi-filament nylon twine webbing and panels. Current license holders that meet this requirement shall be allowed to use said nets provided they annually purchase the required license, obtain the required tags, and abide by all the regulations in this chapter. This special authorization is non-transferable.

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