Title 22 – Part 07 – Commercial Tarpon Regulations – Proposed Changes

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) does hereby give public notice that on September 17, 2019 at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Commission on Marine Resources, the Commission approved a Notice of Intent to update, modify and change below listed sections of Title 22 Part 7. Said Notice of Intent was filed with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office on September 17, 2019. A complete copy of Title 22 Part 7 and the proposed changes are available are available at Public comments on the proposed regulation changes will be accepted through October 14, 2019. All comments should be mailed to the MDMR, Attn: Joe Jewell, 1141 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530 or emailed to: Joe Jewell at and delivered by 5:00 PM on October 14, 2019.

Complete description of proposed changes:

TITLE 22 – MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF MARINE RESOURCES, PART 7 Regulations to Provide Size Limits and Bag Limits on Certain Fish Species and to Prevent Sale of Seafood by Recreational Fishermen

Chapter 09 Commercial Size, Possession and Catch Limits

114 It shall be unlawful for any commercial fisherman to harvest or possess an Atlantic Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) within Mississippi waters.