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Two oyster reefs to open Wednesday, Nov. 11

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Nov. 10, 2015

Two oyster reefs to open Wednesday, Nov. 11

BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources will open two areas for the harvest of oysters at legal sunrise Wednesday, Nov. 11.

The areas that will be open are:

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

Area II “F” Conditionally Approved Waters – This area includes southern portions of the Pass Christian reef.

The dredging season currently is scheduled to close at 4 p.m. Dec. 12.

The commercial daily limit for tonging is seven sacks, and the daily commercial limit for dredging is 10 sacks. The limit for recreational harvesters is three sacks per licensed resident in a seven-day period.

All Mississippi waters and public or private reef areas are closed on Sundays and the following holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year’s.

For a complete list of regulations regarding oyster season, visit dmr.ms.gov or call the 24-hour Oyster Information 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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