11-99-CWS | September 22, 2011
BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources (CMR) is soliciting public comments on the Notice of Intent to update, modify and change Title 22, Part 4 Rules and Regulations for the Taking of Crabs in the State of Mississippi and Title 22, Part 9 Rules and Regulations for Statistical Reporting and Confidentiality of Statistical Data for Marine Fisheries in the State of Mississippi.
The Title 22, Part 4 proposed change removes the word “Mississippi” allowing recreational crab traps to be serviced by vessels not registered in Mississippi.
The Title 22, Part 9 proposed changes are to adopt a Trip Ticket program for all components of the Mississippi seafood industry and to introduce language to establish a Fresh Product Permit.
Public comments on proposed regulation changes will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Oct. 17, 2011 via email or U.S. mail. If mailed, send to: The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources at 1141 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530. Title 22, Part 4 should be directed to Joe Jewell (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Title 22, Part 9 should be directed to Christine Murrell (email@example.com).
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 MDMR online at dmr.ms.gov.
Contact: Shelly Becker