ORDER CLOSING THE 2019-2020 SHRIMP SEASON SOUTH OF THE INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY AND WEST OF THE GULFPORT SHIP CHANNEL IN MISSISSIPPI TERRITORIAL WATERS

By virtue of the authority vested in the Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources under the provisions of 49-15-15 (1) (a) Mississippi Code of 1972 Annotated, the Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources, after biological sampling, does hereby declare and order that:

All waters south of the Intracoastal Waterway and west of the Gulfport Ship Channel in Mississippi territorial waters are hereby declared and ordered to close at 12:01 a.m., May 1, 2020.

All waters south of the Intracoastal Waterway and east of the Gulfport Ship Channel in Mississippi territorial waters remain open to shrimping as provided by law and the regulations of this Commission.

All rules set forth in regulations of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) are to be in full force and effect and all boats engaged in catching or transporting shrimp in or from the waters of the State of Mississippi must be legally licensed.

This order will take effect and be in force from and after 12:0 I a.m., on May 1, 2020. For further information contact the MDMR at 228-374-5000, the Mississippi Shrimp Information Hotline at
866-938-7295, or write to the MDMR, 1141 Bayview Ave., Biloxi, Mississippi 39530.

Ordered this the 30th Day of April 2020.

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