Public hearing on Speckled Trout set for Nov. 17

16-75-MMS| November 3, 2016

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources will hold a public hearing on proposed Speckled Trout regulations Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016.


The hearing begins at 6 p.m. and will be in the auditorium on the first floor of the Bolton Building, 1141 Bayview Ave. in Biloxi.


The state Commission on Marine Resources in October passed a notice of intent for a change in the recreational size limit for Speckled Trout from 13 inches to 15 inches.


The proposed regulation will be up for final adoption at the Dec. 20 meeting of the CMR.


Also at the October meeting, commissioners passed a 2017 recreational season closure for Speckled Trout in January, February and March.


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