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Commercial tonging limit increases to 10 sacks

14-94-MMS Nov. 21, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Commercial tonging limit increases to 10 sacks

BILOXI, Miss. – Beginning at legal sunrise Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, the daily oyster limit for commercial tongers will be 10 sacks per licensed vessel.

The previous limit was seven sacks.

The limit for commercial dredgers also is 10 sacks per day.

All Mississippi waters and public or private reefs will be closed on Sundays, as well as Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

For updates on open and closed areas, call the 24-hour Oyster Information Hotline at 228-374-5167 or 1-800-385-5902.

This order was made 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 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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