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Order Opening Certain Waters to Commercial and Recreational Shrimping and to Re-establish the Shrimping Line

LEGAL NOTICE

 ORDER OPENING CERTAIN WATERS TO COMMERCIAL AND
 RECREATIONAL SHRIMPING AND TO RE-ESTABLISH THE SHRIMPING LINE

By virtue of the authority vested in the Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources, under the provisions of §49-15-15(1) Mississippi Code of 1972 Annotated, the Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources, after having conducted sampling, does hereby declare and order that:

In addition to waters previously opened June 18, 2014 to shrimping by order of the Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources, all waters south and west of a line beginning at Beacon ""18"" in the Biloxi Bay Channel, and thence running northwesterly to Beacon ""22"" in the Biloxi Bay Channel, thence northwesterly to Beacon ""26"" in the Biloxi Bay Channel, thence westerly to Beacon ""34"", exclusive of the Biloxi Channel itself, thence westerly to Beacon ""30"" in the Biloxi Channel, exclusive of the Biloxi Channel itself, and thence due south to a point on Deer Island are hereby declared and ordered opened at 6 a.m., Monday, September 29, 2014 for shrimping as provided by law and the regulations of this Commission.

Shrimp season shall close at midnight, December 31, 2014 except south of the Intracoastal Waterway.  In addition, all state waters shall close to shrimping activities except live bait shrimping at midnight, April 30, 2015.

All regulations set forth in ordinances of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources are to be in full force and effect and all boats engaged in catching or transporting shrimp in or from the waters of the State of Mississippi must be licensed by the Commission before beginning operations.

This order will take effect and be in force from and after 6 a.m. on September 29, 2014.  For further information contact the Department of Marine Resources at 228-374-5000, or write to the Department of Marine Resources, 1141 Bayview Ave. Biloxi, MS 39530.

So ordered this the 25th day of September 2014.

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