Mississippi Administrative Code
Title 22 - MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF MARINE RESOURCES
Part 1 - RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR MOLLUSCAN SHELLFISH RELATED ACTIVITIES
Chapter 1 - Introduction

Universal Citation: MS Code of Rules 1

CHAPTER 1. Introduction

Part establishes the minimum requirements necessary to regulate the intrastate and interstate commerce of molluscan shellfish and to establish a program to protect the public health of consumers by assuring the harvesting, sale and shipment of shellfish from safe sources and assuring shellfish have not been adulterated during shellfish related activities in the state.

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) follows the guidance of the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference (ISSC) National Shellfish Sanitation Program (NSSP) Guide for the Control of Molluscan Shellfish (hereafter referred to as the NSSP Model Ordinance) for the management of all molluscan shellfish related activities within the State of Mississippi. The most current version of this document may be found at the following website: https://www.issc.org/ . The MDMR Shellfish Bureau maintains a document titled Molluscan Shellfish Growing Waters Management Plan which outlines the plan for management of shellfish related activities. This document can be found on the MDMR webpage at dmr.ms.gov/shellfish/.

Any unlawful act under this Part by any person, firm or corporation is subject to the penalties provided by law.

NSSP Model Ordinance, 2019 Version

Miss. Code Ann. ยงยง49-15-15, 49-15-36, 49-15-303, 49-15-304, 49-27-1, 79-22-1;

(Adopted August 22, 2021)
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