Mississippi Administrative Code
Title 22 - MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF MARINE RESOURCES
Part 9 - RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR STATISTICAL REPORTING AND CONFIDENTIALITY OF STATISTICAL DATA FOR MARINE FISHERIES IN THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
Chapter 03 - Confidentiality
Section 22-9-03-100 - Sec. 22-9-03-100

Universal Citation: MS Code of Rules 22-9-03-100

ยง 22-9-03-100.

All data collected or otherwise obtained by statistical personnel in the course of their duties and other landings data collected by information confidentiality officers of the MDMR are confidential, and unless specific authorization is given, are not to be divulged, except in aggregate form, to any person except employees of the MDMR designated as information confidentiality officers, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA/NMFS), or agencies of other states that have executed a memorandum of understanding for the sharing of statistical information with the MDMR and the NMFS; whose duties require this information, and have provisions at least as protective for maintaining the confidentiality of such information, except as permitted by law or court order. Information confidentiality officers for the MDMR shall be designated as such in writing by the MDMR Director of Marine Fisheries Office. Aggregate form, with respect to data, shall mean data or information submitted by three or more persons that have been summed or assembled in such a manner so as not to reveal, directly or indirectly, the identity or business of any such person. The MDMR will not voluntarily release confidential information to other state or federal agencies, except as provided for above, and to the fullest extent possible, will oppose other agency and congressional subpoenas to obtain confidential information. The MDMR will not disclose confidential statistics under court order without specific approval by the State Attorney General's Office.

(Amended December 1, 2014 Amended September 1, 2015 Amended September 1, 2016 Amended April 24, 2017 Amended June 19, 2020)
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