Mississippi Administrative Code
22 - MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF MARINE RESOURCES
Part 4 - RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE TAKING OF CRABS IN THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
Chapter 02 - Justification and Authority
Chapter 02 Justification and Authority
100 The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources (MCMR) has determined that there is a continuing need for maintaining a sanctuary for sponge crabs.
101 There exists a need to prohibit the taking of crabs by unlicensed crab vessels.
102 In the case of licensed vessels fishing for crabs by means of crab traps or crab pots, that it is necessary for said traps or pots to be identifiable to enforcement personnel.
103 The MCMR is authorized to enact all regulations necessary for the protection, conservation or propagation of all seafood in the waters under the territorial jurisdiction of the State of Mississippi as provided for in § 49-15-15, of the Mississippi Code Ann. of 1972, as amended.