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Additional oyster area opening Saturday, March 5

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March 4, 2016

Additional oyster area opening Saturday, March 5

BILOXI, Miss. – An additional oyster area will reopen for harvesting at legal sunrise Saturday, March 5, officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Friday.
The conditionally approved area that will open is:

Area II “D” – This includes the public reefs in St. Louis Bay, between the U.S. Highway 90 Bridge and the CSX Railroad Bridge.

The daily sack limit is 15 for tonging and 25 for dredging. All other current rules and regulations remain in effect.

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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