PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) – Fishermen in Mississippi will be allowed to dredge for oysters this year. The Commission on Marine Resources voted 2-to-1 on Wednesday afternoon to allow a limited season for oyster dredging. But there are restrictions.
DMR executive director, Jamie Miller, said when it comes to regulating oysters, there’s rarely consensus. And that was the case with the dredging issue. The decision went against the recommendation of the DMR’s own scientists.
Seafood customers at the Pass Christian harbor are still buying shrimp now. But soon enough, they’ll be looking for fresh oysters.
“Thanksgiving is a busy time. It’s like everybody has to have their oyster dressing,” said Darlene Kimball, operator of Kimball’s Seafood.
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