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 03 - Possession Regulations
Chapter 03 Possession Regulations
100 It is unlawful to catch, have or have in possession any female sponge crab or any female crab bearing visible eggs at any time. It is not unlawful to catch those crabs unintentionally, if the crabs are immediately returned to the water.
101 Any person, firm or corporation harvesting or possessing peeler or buster crabs which are under the five (5) inch minimum size requirement, must after removing the crabs from the traps or pots place them into a separate container. Undersize peeler or buster crabs are allowed in a single cull box (not to exceed 32" long by 19" wide by 12" high).