2020 Regular Session
To: Marine Resources
By: Representative Ladner
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 49-15-78, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF A HAUL SEINE NET FOR THE TAKING OF FISH IN MARINE WATERS WITHIN ONE-HALF MILE OF THE SHORELINE OF CAT ISLAND; TO PROVIDE THE DEFINITION FOR THE PHRASE "LIKE CONTRIVANCES"; TO EXEMPT CAST NETS, BRILL NETS AND HAND SEINES; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 49-15-78, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
49-15-78. (1) (a)
It is unlawful for a person to use a gill net, trammel net, entanglement net,
or like contrivances for the taking of * * *
finfish in marine waters within
one-half (1/2) mile of the shoreline.
(b) For the purposes of this section, the phrase "like contrivances" means any net that is similar in form, function, purpose or use to a gill net, trammel net or entanglement net.
(c) It is unlawful for a person to use a haul seine net for the taking of fish in marine waters within one-half (1/2) mile of the shoreline of Cat Island.
(d) The provisions of this section shall not apply to hand seines, cast nets or brill nets.
(2) A violation of this
section is punishable by the penalties provided in Section 49-15-100 * * *
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.