Public Notices

Title 22 Part 01 - Area 6 Reclassification - Proposed Changes

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) does hereby give public notice that on June 19, 2018 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 June 19, 2018. 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 July 16, 2018. All comments should be mailed to the MDMR, Attn: Charles Robertson, 1141 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530 or emailed to: Charles Robertson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and delivered by 5:00 PM on July 16, 2018.

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 17Management Plan for Shellfish Growing Waters

103.01.05.05 Area VI “B” CONDITIONALLY APPROVED WATERS – When one (1) or more inches of rainfall occurs in any 24 consecutive hours as measured at the rainfall gauge located at Jackson County Public Works Department in Gautier, MS.

104.07.04 AREA VI “B” CONDITIONALLY APPROVED WATERS – The microbiological analysis of the seawater samples indicate that the seawater is again acceptable and the shellfish have gone through a sufficient time interval to permit natural biological cleansing.

Chapter 18Classification and Description of Shellfish Growing Areas Waters

100.05 The following waters of AREA VI (6) are PROHIBITED:

100.05.01 All waters enclosed by the following described line: of the Pascagoula River system north of the CSX railroad bridge to the boundary of AREA VI.

100.05.01.01 This line commences at a point on the U.S. Highway 90 Pascagoula River Bridge running due south through the southeastern most point on the western shore of Lac La Buche, thence, continuing due south to intersect the above described west‑east restriction line running from Biloxi East Channel Light 8 to Pascagoula Channel Light 39, thence, running due east along that restriction line toward Pascagoula Channel Light 39 intersecting the Area 6 eastern boundary prior to reaching Pascagoula Channel Light 39, thence, running in a northwestern and northern direction along the eastern boundary of Area 6, which is the prohibiting line running 0.5 nautical mile west of and parallel to the west spoil line of the Pascagoula  Channel and the West bank of the East Pascagoula River, to the east end of the U. S. Highway 90 Pascagoula River Bridge, thence, in a northwestern direction along said Bridge to the point of beginning.

100.05.02 All waters east of the Singing River Island Bridge to the western most boundary of AREA VI

 

102.04 The following waters of AREA VI (6) are RESTRICTED:

102.04.01 AREA VI “A” enclosed by the following described line:

102.04.01.01 The line commences at the Lake Mars Boat Launch (Latitude 30.360893 Longitude -88.764220) running due east following the meanderings of the mainland shoreline to a point (Latitude 30.377615 Longitude -88.610933) on the CSX Railroad Bridge following the CSX Railroad Bridge east to a point (Latitude 30.376293 Longitude -88.604185); thence proceeding south along the meanderings of the mainland shoreline to a point (Latitude 30.361541 Longitude -88.584336) on the Singing River Bridge; thence proceeding south along the western boundary of  said Bridge to a point (Latitude 30.338510 Longitude -88.582114); thence proceeding south following the meandering shoreline of Singing River Island to a point (Latitude 30.323815 Longitude -88.574723); thence running southeasterly to a point (Latitude 30.279013 Longitude -88.53495); thence proceeding south to a point (Latitude 30.223857 Longitude -88.528741); thence proceeding west to a point (Latitude 30.223858 Longitude -88.537121); thence proceeding north to a point (Latitude 30.257444 Longitude -88.542928); thence proceeding northwest to a point (Latitude 30.322604 Longitude -88.583315); thence running west to a point (Latitude 30.330218 Longitude -88.765587); thence running north to the POINT OF BEGINNING. This area includes public reefs known as Pascagoula Causeway and West Pascagoula.

102.04102.05 The following waters of AREA VIII (8) are RESTRICTED:

102.04.01102.05.01 All waters of Bayou Cumbest.

102.04.02102.05.02 All waters of Bayou Heron and its tributaries and all waters of Mattie Clark Bayou and its tributaries.

102.04.03102.05.03 All waters of Bang's Lake, North Bayou and Bangs Bayou and their tributaries south of Latitude 30°23.000’N.

102.04.04102.05.04 All waters and tributaries of Point Aux Chenes Bay and Mississippi Sound north of a line beginning at a point on the western shoreline of Point Aux Chenes Bay north of Brown Bayou at Latitude 30°20.500’N and running due east to the Mississippi/Alabama state line boundary; including all waters and tributaries of L’Isle Chaude Bay, Jose Bay, Grand Bay, North and South Rigolets, Middle Bay, Jose Bayou, Graw Point Bay, Crooked Bayou, Southwest Bayou, Clay Bayou and Middle Bayou, unless otherwise classified.

103.02.06 AREA VI “B” enclosed by the following described line:

103.02.06.01The line commences at the northwestern most point (Latitude 30.327367 Longitude -88.698183); thence running east to a point (Latitude 30.322604 Longitude -88.583315); thence proceeding southeasterly to a point (Latitude 30.277430 Longitude -88.544702); thence running west to a point (Latitude 30.284142 Longitude -88.698114); thence running north to the POINT OF BEGINNING. 

 

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