13-06-CWS | January 29, 2013
BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) announces the opening of Area II “A” Conditionally Approved Waters, Area II “E” Conditionally Approved Waters and Area II “F” to the harvest of oysters for tonging only, effective Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 at legal sunrise.
• Area II “A” Conditionally Approved Waters (opening) – This area includes northern portions of the Pass Christian, Henderson Point Reef and northern portions of Hornet’s Reef.
• 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: Syneathia Lett
Phone: (228) 523-4101