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MDMR announces Oyster Recovery Program

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources recently announced they will begin the Oyster Recovery Program at sunrise, Jan. 18.

According to a press release, Area I B St. Joe Reef will be opened on Monday and any commercial fisherman who has been approved will have the opportunity to catch and transport oysters from the reef. All harvested oysters will be placed on barges outside of Bayou Caddy, and taken to reefs in either Biloxi Bay or the eastern portion of Pass Christian. 

“This program will operate similar to a regular oyster season,” said MDMR Executive Director Jamie Miller. “Fishermen will check in at the check stations, go to the oyster reef, catch the oysters and offload at the designated barge."

Before arriving at the reef, fishermen should first report to the Bayou Caddy or the Pass Christian Check Stations. There is a 200 oyster sack limit per boat, per day. Fisherman must also check out after making their catch. 

Miller also added, "Fishermen will not be required to become contractors of the state; therefore will not need to purchase general liability insurance. Because of this, more fishermen will be able to participate in this program.”

For additional information, visit dmr.ms.gov or call the 24-hour Oyster Information Hotline at 228-374-5167 or 1-800-385-5902.

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