17-10-MMS| February 10, 2017
BILOXI, Miss. – A portion of an oyster reef in Pass Christian will open Thursday, Feb. 9, for tonging, officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Wednesday.
Conditionally Approved Area II “F” will open at legal sunrise Thursday. It is part of the Pass Christian Reef and is known as the “Tonging Box.”
All applicable rules and regulations shall remain in effect, and all other waters and reefs shall remain closed to the harvest of oysters.
For more information, harvesters may call the Oyster Hotline at 228-374-5167 or 1-800-385-5902.
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 dmr.ms.gov.