MDMR to hold public hearing Aug. 10 on oyster aquaculture

16-57-MMS| August 9, 2016

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, about proposed changes to oyster regulations.


The purpose of the hearing is to allow public comment on proposed amendments to agency regulations regarding oyster aquaculture in Mississippi.


“Enhancing Mississippi’s oyster resources through aquaculture was a top recommendation of the Governor’s Oyster Restoration Council,” said Jamie Miller, executive director of MDMR. “These proposed changes are necessary for Mississippi to realize the benefits oyster aquaculture can bring to the industry and our environment.”


The public hearing will be held in the auditorium on the first floor of the Bolton Building, 1141 Bayview Ave. in Biloxi.


MDMR staff will present the proposed changes to the Commission on Marine Resources at the Aug. 16 meeting, and the CMR will make the final decision.


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