Oyster season begins November 6th

Oyster season in the western portion of the Mississippi Sound will begin Monday, November 6th at legal sunrise.
The Commission on Marine Resources originally set the start date for Monday, November 13th. However, oyster seasons in Louisiana and Texas are scheduled to begin that day and MDMR officials believe that by opening earlier local fishermen will make more money per sack.
At the September meeting, commissioners approved a 30 percent quota limit for these reefs in order to help rebuild them which remains in effect. The daily limit for tonging is 15 sacks and the limit for dredging is 20 sacks.

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