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Mississippi oyster season to begin Nov. 29

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November 28, 2018

Mississippi oyster season to begin Nov. 29

BILOXI, Miss. – Oyster season in the western portion of the Mississippi Sound will begin Thursday, Nov. 29, at legal sunrise, officials with the state Department of Marine Resources announced Wednesday.

The conditionally approved areas are:

Area II “A” – This area includes Pass Christian Tonging Reef.

Area II “B” – This area includes St. Stanislaus and Waveland reefs.

Area II “E” – This area includes Henderson Point Reef.

Area II “F” – This area includes Pass Christian Reef.

Area II “G” – This area includes Pass Marianne Reef.

These reefs will open for a maximum of seven days harvest with a 30% quota by area. The initial commercial oyster tonging vessel daily limit is 15 sacks and the commercial oyster dredging vessel daily limit is 20 sacks.

For more information, call the MDMR Oyster Hotline at 228-374-5167 or 1-800-385-5902.

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is dedicated to enhancing, protecting and conserving marine interests of the state by managing all marine life, public trust wetlands, adjacent uplands and waterfront areas to provide for the optimal commercial, recreational, educational and economic uses of these resources consistent with environmental concerns and social changes. Visit the DMR online at dmr.ms.gov.

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