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Mississippi oyster season opens for 7 days after rain delay

November 29, 2018

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Marine officials in Mississippi have opened a brief oyster season for part of the Gulf Coast.

The Department of Marine Resources said the western portion of the Mississippi Sound would be open from sunrise Thursday for one week.

The state Commission on Marine Resources met Wednesday and discussed reo-opening oyster season, which was originally set to open Nov. 10. The season was delayed because of excessive rainfall, which caused unsafe water samples.

The commercial oyster tonging vessels have a daily limit is 15 sacks. The commercial oyster dredging vessels have a daily limit is 20 sacks.

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