12-80-CWS | November 20, 2013
BILOXI, Miss. –The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources voted unanimously to remove the cap on the number of oyster licenses sold effective immediately. Oyster licenses are available for purchase beginning Nov. 20, 2012, at the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR), between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., located in Biloxi. The MDMR license office will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23 for Thanksgiving and will reopen on Nov. 26, 2012.
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 MDMR online at www.dmr.ms.gov.
Contact: Shelly Becker