Title 22 Part 7 – Finfish Bag & Size Limits – Cobia – Proposed Changes

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) does hereby give public notice that on April 21, 2020 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 April 21, 2020. 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 May 18, 2020. All comments should be mailed to the MDMR, Attn: Trevor Moncrief, 1141 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530 or emailed to: Trevor Moncrief at and delivered by 5:00 PM on May 18, 2020.

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 08 Recreational Bag, Possession and Size Limits

102 It shall be unlawful for recreational fishermen to possess any of the following named species of fish under the lengths prescribed:

102.03 Cobia – thirty-three (33) thirty-six (36) inches (fork length).

Chapter 09 Commercial Size, Possession and Catch Limits

102 It shall be unlawful for any commercial fishermen to possess any Cobia smaller than thirty-three (33) thirty-six (36) inches fork length or to possess more than a daily bag limit of two (2) Cobia per person.