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Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Phone: 601-432-2400

Monday, March 26, 2012

Proposed Changes for Freshwater Commercial Fishing Regulations

JACKSON - Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) has announced changes in freshwater commercial fishing regulations are being considered and public comments are being accepted on these proposed changes.

MDWFP is proposing the removal of the maximum hoop size restriction of 42 inches for hoop nets with less than three inch square mesh.

MDWFP is proposing several tag changes.  After June 30, 2013, Commercial Fishing Equipment, Reciprocal, and Slat Basket tags must display the license holder's Customer Identification Number.  No other tag number will be needed.  The owner of the tag is responsible for engraving their Customer Identification Number of the front of the tag (side with MDWFP writing) in legible letters at least 1/4" in height. 

Commercial Fishing Tags, Reciprocal Commercial FishingEquipment Tags, and Slat Basket Tags do not expire and may be used as long as the Customer Identification Number and MDWFP writing are legible.  Once this information is illegible, a new tag must be purchased.

MDWFP is proposing the closure of Foster Lake in Wilkinson County, to commercial fishing.

Anyone wishing to comment on these proposed actions may do so by writing. Comments should be addressed to: Executive Director, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, 1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson,Mississippi, 39211, no later than April 30, 2012.

 


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