15-16-CWS | March 6, 2015
BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Friday that oyster season will close at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015.
Oyster season opened in November.
For more information, call the MDMR Oyster Hotline at 228-374-5167 or 1-800-385-5902.
This order was made by virtue of the authority of the Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources, under the provisions of Section 49-15-15 of the Mississippi Code of 1972, Annotated, which authorized the executive director of the MDMR to allow a very limited 2014-2015 Mississippi oyster season.
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 www.dmr.ms.gov