Oyster season in the western portion of the Mississippi Sound began this morning at legal sunrise.
The conditionally approved areas are:
Area II “A” – This area includes Pass Christian Tonging Reef.
Area II “B” – This area includes St. Stanislaus and Waveland reefs.
Area II “E” – This area includes Henderson Point Reef.
Area II “F” – This area includes Pass Christian Reef.
Area II “G” – This area includes Pass Marianne Reef.
These reefs will open for a maximum of seven days harvest with a 30% quota by area. The initial commercial oyster tonging vessel daily limit is 15 sacks and the commercial oyster dredging vessel daily limit is 20 sacks.
For more information, call the MDMR Oyster Hotline at 228-374-5167 or 1-800-385-5902.