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§ 49-15-77. Prohibition against catching saltwater fish by use of certain nets, seines or traps in certain areas of the state; punishment.

(1)  It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to catch, take or carry away any saltwater fish by or with any trammel nets, purse seines, seines, fish traps or other like contrivances except permitted eel traps, in any area of the State of Mississippi within one hundred (100) feet of the mouth of any river, bayou, creek, canal, stream, tributary, lake, bay, inlet or other water source entering into areas defined as salt waters under the jurisdiction of the commission. 

(2)  A person, firm or corporation convicted of a violation of this section shall be punished as provided in Section 49-15-100(2), Mississippi Code of 1972. 

Sources: Laws,  1986, ch. 497, § 4; Laws, 1991, ch. 601, § 1; Laws, 1994, ch. 578, § 20; Laws, 1997, ch. 379, § 1, eff from and after July 1, 1997.