12-38-CWS | June 13, 2012
BILOXI, Miss.– The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources’ (MDMR) Marine Patrol issued a citation to a man today who was commercially fishing north of the CSX railroad bridge, which is prohibited under Mississippi law. MDMR Marine Patrol Officer Jeffery Payne cited the man, who he encountered commercial fishing north of the train bridge.
The man, who was in possession of 10 redfish, was fishing in Biloxi Bay just north of the train bridge. When Officer Payne requested to see his license, the man produced a commercial fishing license and said he planned to sell his catch. Officer Payne returned all fish back to the sea.
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 www.dmr.ms.gov.
Contact: Lauren Thompson