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Statutes > Mississippi > Title-49 > 15

49-15-1 - Public policy of the state as to seafood laws.
49-15-2 - Standards for fishery conservation and management; fishery management plans.
49-15-3 - Definitions.
49-15-5 - All seafoods initially the property of the state.
49-15-7 - Oyster, clam, cay shells and other shells declared to be property of state.
49-15-9 - Rights of riparian owners on Gulf Coast defined.
49-15-11 - Mississippi Department of Marine Resources; transfer of certain powers and duties from Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks; Executive Director of the Department of Marine Resources;
49-15-12 - Transfer of duties to comply with Sections 5-11-1 through 5-11-5; personnel actions; merit promotion system.
49-15-13 - Repealed.
49-15-15 - Powers and duties of commission.
49-15-16 - Limited entry fisheries management program.
49-15-17 - "Seafood Fund."
49-15-18 - Distribution of chapter.
49-15-19 - Attorney General; designation of deputies or assistants; legal advisors to commission and department.
49-15-21 - Enforcement officers; reserve unit.
49-15-22 - Marine patrol officers of Department of Marine Resources permitted to keep side arm upon retirement.
49-15-23 - Establishment of dividing line between salt and fresh waters; notice.
49-15-25 - Advisory council may be appointed by commission.
49-15-27 - Commission granted authority to lease bottoms.
49-15-28 - Combination seafood dealer and processor license; fees.
49-15-29 - Taxes and license fees to be collected by the commission.
49-15-30 - Commission may promulgate regulations for nonresident permits, reciprocity; penalties.
49-15-31 - Commission to maintain and operate patrol stations, camps and related facilities; reciprocity.
49-15-33 - Repealed.
49-15-34 - Boats used in other states; license and fee requirements; transport permits.
49-15-35 - Authority to regulate taking and catching of menhaden.
49-15-36 - Oyster reefs and bottoms; rotating opening; closing of oyster reefs; special permits for taking oysters during closed season; depuration.
49-15-37 - Cultivation of oyster reefs; removal of oysters from restricted areas.
49-15-38 - Culling requirements; collection and planting of shells; penalties and fees for failure to deliver shells.
49-15-39 - Dredging limits; reefs reserved for tonging; penalties.
49-15-40 - Projects to create or establish new oyster beds; molluscan depuration facilities; lease of water bottoms to political subdivisions.
49-15-41 - Oysters not to be caught at night.
49-15-42 - Tagging, unloading and transporting of oysters.
49-15-43 - Packaging of oysters; containers.
49-15-44 - Sale or possession of illegal oysters prohibited; penalties.
49-15-45 - Certain municipalities may enforce oyster laws.
49-15-46 - Licensing and fees for vessels engaged in catching, taking, carrying or transporting oysters; license requirement for captain of commercial oyster vessel; designation of alternate captain f
49-15-47 - through 49-15-59. Repealed.
49-15-61 - Marine museum.
49-15-63 - Penalties.
49-15-64 - Shrimping during closed season prohibited; penalties; promulgation of rules and regulations.
49-15-65 - Jurisdiction of courts; appeals.
49-15-67 - Appellate procedure.
49-15-69 - Exemption of certain minors, senior citizens or disabled persons from licensing requirements.
49-15-71 - Commercial taking of redfish prohibited; unlawful to take below minimum size; penalties; redfish management plan.
49-15-73 - Use of aircraft to assist in harvesting of redfish; penalties.
49-15-74 - Open season for menhaden.
49-15-75 - Catch limit based on weight limitations as to certain fish.
49-15-76 - Prohibition of sale of game fish; exceptions; punishment.
49-15-77 - Prohibition against catching saltwater fish by use of certain nets, seines or traps in certain areas of the state; punishment.
49-15-78 - Prohibition against using gill net, trammel net, entanglement net, or like contrivance within a certain distance of the shoreline; punishment.
49-15-79 - Prohibition of use of purse seine offshore from Hancock or Harrison Counties; promulgation of regulations governing use of gill nets and trammel nets in Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson Count
49-15-80 - Vessels used to catch or transport fish; licensing and fees; nonresident reciprocity.
49-15-81 - Catching or transporting saltwater minnows for sale; license requirements; fees; tagging of minnow traps to mark ownership; exemptions.
49-15-83 - Interpretation and application of Sections 49-15-71 through 49-15-81.
49-15-84 - Requirements for the taking of crabs; crab traps.
49-15-85 - Repealed.
49-15-86 - Commercial and recreational crabbing licenses.
49-15-87 - "Peeler crab" and "soft-shell crab" defined.
49-15-89 - Unlawful to catch, destroy, confine, hold or have in possession certain crabs.
49-15-91 - Regulatory authority for maximum number of crab pots allowable per licensee.
49-15-92 - Penalties for theft of crab traps or crabs.
49-15-93 - Penalties.
49-15-94 - Use of purse seine to catch mullet during roe mullet season; penalties.
49-15-95 - Use of brill and cast nets.
49-15-96 - Keeping of certain fish caught in shrimp nets for personal consumption.
49-15-97 - Requirement that commercial fishing vessels use approved lights; penalties.
49-15-98 - Repealed.
49-15-99 - Repealed.
49-15-100 - Usage of gill or trammel nets in certain marine waters; penalties.
49-15-101 - Form of compact.
49-15-103 - Membership of Gulf States Marine Commission.
49-15-105 - Cooperation of state officers and agencies.
49-15-107 - Powers of commission.
49-15-109 - Records and reports.
49-15-201 - Institution of forfeiture proceedings; petition for forfeiture; inquiry into ownership, lien, or other security interest in seized motor vehicle, aircraft, or other personal property subje
49-15-203 - Answer; hearing in contested cases; order of forfeiture; rights of parties holding liens or security interests in property subject to forfeiture.
49-15-205 - Liquidation of forfeited property; distribution of proceeds from forfeited property; maintenance, repair, use and operation of forfeited property by law enforcement agencies or Department
49-15-207 - Administrative forfeiture procedure for property with value not exceeding certain threshold.
49-15-301 - Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources; powers and duties; membership; chairman; rules and regulations; marine resources technical advisory council; definitions.
49-15-303 - Powers and duties of commission.
49-15-304 - Promulgation of regulations regarding marine resources.
49-15-305 - Executive director; nomination; powers and duties.
49-15-307 - Powers and duties of department.
49-15-309 - Establishment of saltwater recreational fishing record list.
49-15-311 - Authority of department to purchase physical loss and liability coverage insurance.
49-15-313 - Saltwater sports fishing license; separate annual license for charter boat fishing, party boat fishing, head boat and guide boat fishing; proof of random drug testing participation and of
49-15-315 - Unlawful to engage in commercial harvesting of crabs, oysters, shrimp, bait shrimp or saltwater fish in certain portions of Pascagoula River System; exceptions; Gulf Coast Research Laborat
49-15-317 - Certain charter or recreational fishing boats authorized to fillet certain fish at sea.
49-15-319 - Filing float plan; effect of failure to file.
49-15-321 - Commission authorized to establish sanctuaries and nursery grounds; unlawful to engage in prohibited activity in designated sanctuary or nursery area.
49-15-323 - Commission to have jurisdiction over certain violations of marine resources law or regulations committed in the Gulf of Mexico outside state's territorial waters.
49-15-401 - Purpose; commission not to seek both administrative and criminal penalties except under limited circumstances; commission to notify Department of Marine Resources of violations for adminis
49-15-403 - Complaint; executive director of department to review each complaint for reasonable grounds to indicate violation; director may recommend fine where reasonable grounds exist; violator may
49-15-405 - Hearing to be scheduled upon request of alleged violator; transcript of hearing; commission empowered to require attendance of witnesses, administer oaths, and hear testimony; subpoena pow
49-15-407 - Waiver of right to hearing.
49-15-409 - Jurisdiction; rules and regulations.
49-15-411 - Judicial review.
49-15-413 - Civil penalties for violations.
49-15-415 - Payment of penalties; sums collected paid into Seafood Fund.
49-15-417 - Criminal immunity for witnesses subpoenaed by commission.