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Officials increase oystermen's sack limit from seven to 10

Irradiated Oysters_rgbGULF OF MEXICO — State marine officials have set the daily oyster limit for commercial tongers will be 10 sacks per licensed vessel in Mississippi.

The previous limit was seven sacks.

The limit for commercial dredgers also is 10 sacks per day.

All Mississippi waters and public or private reefs will be closed on Sundays, as well as Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For updates on open and closed areas, call the 24-hour Oyster Information Hotline at 228-374-5167 or 1-800-385-5902.

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