Oyster area to open for tonging

14-101-CWS | December 16, 2014

BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Tuesday that an additional area will open for the harvest of oysters.


Area II “D” Conditionally Approved Waters – This area includes the public reefs in St. Louis Bay between the U.S. 90 bridge and the CSX Railroad bridge.


This area will open at legal sunrise Wednesday, Dec. 17, to tonging only. The executive director is authorized to close this area as he deems necessary.


All applicable rules and regulations shall remain in effect.


This order is in accordance with the Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources Title 22, Part 1.


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