20-15-CWS | February 28, 2020
BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced today that Area 5 Approved growing waters are reopened to the harvest of oysters effective immediately on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.
Area 5 Approved growing waters includes the 80-acre off-bottom oyster park south of Deer Island. All current rules and regulations remain in effect.
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.