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Oyster season closed

14-35-MMS April 25, 2014

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Oyster season closed

BILOXI, Miss. – Oyster season closed Friday to conserve the resource, officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced.

All areas and waters previously opened to the harvest of oysters by the 2013-2014 Limited Mississippi Oyster Season are now closed.

This action was taken under the provisions of Section 49-15-15 of the Mississippi Code of 1972.

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 www.dmr.ms.gov.

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