15-07-CWS | February 1, 2015
BILOXI, Miss. – Two areas will reopen Monday at legal sunrise for oyster tonging, officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Sunday. These areas are:
Area I “B” Conditionally Approved Waters – This area includes St. Joseph’s (St. Joe’s) Reef.
Area II “F” Conditionally Approved Waters – This area includes southern portions of the Pass Christian Reef.
All other current rules and regulations remain in effect. For more information, call the MDMR Oyster Hotline at 228-374-5167 or 1-800-385-5902.
This order is in accordance with the Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources Title 22, Part 1 and the “Order Opening the 2013-2014 Limited Mississippi Oyster Season in Certain Waters Classified as Approved or Conditionally Approved by the Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources and Placing Certain Restrictions on Oyster Harvesting Activities.”
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.