Public Notices

Title 22 Part 01 - Basket Dredge Ban - Proposed Changes

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) does hereby give public notice that on April 18, 2017 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 1. Said Notice of Intent was filed with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office on April 19, 2017. A complete copy of Title 22 Part 1 and the proposed changes are available are available at www.dmr.ms.gov. Public comments on the proposed regulation changes will be accepted through May 15, 2017. All comments should be mailed to the MDMR, Attn: Joe Jewell, 1141 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530 or emailed to: Joe Jewell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and delivered by 5:00 PM on May 15, 2017.

Complete description of proposed changes:

TITLE 22 – MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF MARINE RESOURCES PART 1: Rules and Regulations for Shellfish Harvesting, Tagging, Landing, Unloading, Transporting, Relaying, Management, Area Classification, and Other Shellfish Related Activities in the State, and the Leasing of Territorial Waters under the Jurisdiction of the State of Mississippi.

Chapter 7 Section: 102 It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to take or attempt to take any oysters from the waters under the territorial jurisdiction of the State of Mississippi by the use of a basket dredge. A basket dredge is a type of oyster dredge, also known as a “self-dumping dredge” that utilizes a rigid framed basket, instead of a flexible bag made out of rope or chain, to retain the harvested oysters.

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