13-45-CWS | April 11, 2013
BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) announces the opening of Area II “E” Conditionally Approved Waters and Area II “F” Conditionally Approved Waters to the harvest of oysters, in accordance with the Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources Title 22, Part 1, effective at legal sunrise Friday, April 12, 2013.
• Area II “E” Conditionally Approved Waters (opening) – This area includes Square Handkerchief reef and southern portions of Henderson Point Reef.
• Area II “F” Conditionally Approved Waters (opening) – This area includes southern portions of the Pass Christian Reef.
All other current rules and regulations will remain in effect.
For more information on the open and closed areas, call the MDMR’s 24-hour Oyster Information Hot Line 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 www.dmr.ms.gov.
Contact: Trinity Ryals Walker
Phone: (228) 523-4138