Home » NEWS » Gaming » Deer Island extended, providing new fish habitat

Deer Island extended, providing new fish habitat

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has finished a project that extends the eastern end of Deer Island by about three acres.

The agency says in a news release Monday that 1,500 cubic yards of limestone were added in May to the nearshore reef for Deer Island North.

Just south of Biloxi, Deer Island is the closest island to the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Kerwin Cuevas, the agency’s artificial reef bureau director, says enhancing the reef provides additional fish habitat. He also says in a few years, it could be used as an oyster tonging reef for commercial harvest.

BEFORE YOU GO…

… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Megan Wright

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*