Public Notices

Title 22 Part 07 - Finfish Size and Bag Limits (Mutton Snapper) - Proposed Changes

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) does hereby give public notice that on August 21, 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 7. Said Notice of Intent was filed with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office on August 22, 2018. A complete copy of Title 22 Part 7 and the proposed changes are available at www.dmr.ms.gov. Public comments on the proposed regulation changes will be accepted through September 17, 2018. All comments should be mailed to the MDMR, Attn: Brittany Chudzik, 1141 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530 or emailed to: Brittany Chudzik at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and delivered by 5:00 PM on September 17, 2018.

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 8 -Recreational Bag, Possession and Size Limits

Section 100

                100.12.02 Mutton Snapper (Lutjanus analis) may possess five (5) within the ten (10) fish aggregate

Section 102

102.05 Red and Mutton Snapper sixteen (16) inches (total length)

102.06 Mutton Snapper eighteen (18) inches (total length)

102.06 102.07 Vermillion Snapper – ten (10) inches (total length).

102.07 102.08 Lane Snapper – eight (8) inches (total length).

102.08 102.09 Gray, Schoolmaster, Cubera, Dog, Mahogany, and Yellowtail Snapper –        

                        twelve (12) inches (total length).

102.09 102.10 Red and Yellowfin Grouper – twenty (20) inches (total length).

102.10 102.11 Gag and Black Grouper – twenty-four (24) inches (total length).

102.11 102.12 Scamp – sixteen (16) inches (total length).

102.12 102.13 Gray Triggerfish – fourteen (14) inches (fork length).

102.13 102.14 King Mackerel – twenty-four (24) inches (fork length).

102.14 102.15 flounders (Paralicthys sp.) – twelve (12) inches (total length).

102.15 102.16 small coastal sharks – twenty-five (25) inches total length.

102.16 102.17 large coastal sharks – thirty-seven (37) inches total length.

102.17 102.18 Lesser Amberjack and Banded Rudderfish – may possess fish between   

                      fourteen (14) inches (fork length) to twenty-two (22) inches fork length.

102.18 102.19 Bigeye Tuna (Thunnus obesus) – twenty-seven (27) inches as measured

                      from the tip of the upper jaw to the fork of the tail along the contour of the middle of the body (curved fork length).

102.19 102.20 Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares) – twenty-seven (27) inches as

                       measured from the tip of the upper jaw to the fork of the tail along the contour of the middle of the body (curved fork length).

102.20 102.21 Blue Marlin (Makaira nigricans) – ninety-nine (99) inches as measured

                      from the tip of the lower jaw to the fork of the tail (lower jaw fork length).

102.21 102.22 White Marlin (Tetrapturus albidus) – sixty-six (66) inches as measured

                      from the tip of the lower jaw to the fork of the tail (lower jaw fork length).

102.22 102.23 Sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus) – sixty-three (63) inches as measured

                      from the tip of the lower jaw to the fork of the tail (lower jaw fork length).

102.23 102.24 Hogfish – twelve (12) inches (fork length)

102.24 102.25 Tripletail (Lobotes surinamensis) eighteen (18) inches total length

102.25 102.26 Sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus) fourteen (14) inches total length

Chapter 9 -Commercial Size, Possession and Catch Limits

Section 100

                100.11 Mutton Snapper – sixteen (16) eighteen (18) inches (total length)

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