18-71-CWS | November 27, 2018
BILOXI, Miss. – At the November meeting for the Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources, the commission voted for commercial haul seine placards and tags to become invalid effective November 27 and that commercial fishermen who have haul seine placards and tags return them to the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources immediately.
Commercial fishermen can continue fishing with legal haul seine nets; however, the placards and tags issued by MDMR on the nets need to be returned. The placards and tags must be returned to the MDMR at 1141 Bayview Avenue in Biloxi.
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.