Mississippi’s Regular Oyster Season to Close May 12

11-52-CWS | May 5, 2011

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources (CMR) voted to close the 2010-2011 regular oyster season, effective 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 12. The CMR approved the closing at its April 19 meeting.


For the most current information on open and closed areas, call the DMR’s 24-hour Oyster Information Hot Line at (228) 374-5167 or (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


Contact: Shelly Becker
Phone: 228-523-4051