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MDEQ closes beach; lightning could have caused contamination

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has issued a precautionary beach closure for one sampling station in Harrison County. The area of the closure is at Station 12A, Biloxi West Central Beach near Rodenburg Avenue.  The extent is from Travia Street east to Iberville Drive. The city […] [...]

Officials: Stay off sandbars in falling river

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Mississippi and Louisiana officials are telling people to say off sandbars that have appeared with the low-water levels along the Mississippi River. U.S. Coast Guard master chief Randy Merrick tells the Natchez Democrat differentiating between the bottom of the river and a recently exposed sandbar is difficult. “These sandbars just drop off […] [...]

As renovations wrap up, officials unsure of use for hatchery facility

TUPELO — Officials say they’re about halfway through $1.2 million in renovations at the Private John Allen National Fish Hatchery in Tupelo, but have not yet decided how to use the Victorian-era house there once the work is done. It might be used to house state or federal workers or for hatchery volunteers, or it […] [...]

With control going to landowners, how will Reservoir rules change?

Ross Barnett Reservoir soon will gain control of the 33,000-acre lake that was funded primarily with Hinds County and Jackson tax dollars and is now a draw to 2.5 million visitors annually. Residents living on reservoir property will soon have a majority vote on the board of the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District, outnumbering […] [...]

Marine Resources releases new edition of saltwater fishing guide

GULF OF MEXICO — The 2012-2013 edition of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources’ (MDMR) Guide to Mississippi Saltwater Fishing Rules and Regulations is now available at the MDMR office located at 1141 Bayview Avenue in Biloxi and will soon be available at bait shops all along the Coast. It can also be downloaded at […] [...]

Dredging for beach restoration forces another beach closure

BAY ST. LOUIS — Dredging for beach restoration has closed a second section of beach at Bay St. Louis. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality says dredging can release large numbers of bacteria trapped in the floor of Mississippi Sound. They say it also can cause dangerous physical conditions including unpredictable terrain, surf, and quicksand. […] [...]

Agencies re-stock river as part of post-spill recovery efforts

PEARL RIVER COUNTY — Approximately 14,000 pounds of harvestable-sized blue catfish will be released into the Pearl River near Picayune (Walkiah Bluff) as part of a continued recovery effort by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). The catfish, donated by a Mississippi catfish producer, […] [...]

CMR votes to change regulations on fish size, limit, sale

BILOXI — The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources (CMR) has voted to approve a notice of intent to change state regulations on size and possession limits of some fish and prohibit the sale of seafood by recreational fishermen. The proposed changes include lowering the grouper limit from an aggregate of five to four fish for […] [...]

Judge dismisses family’s lawsuit over marina construction

BAY ST. LOUIS — A judge has dismissed a Bay St. Louis family’s lawsuit it filed against the city and the state over the future use of their property as a marina. Kenneth F. Murphy, Ray J. Murphy and Audie R. Murphy, who own the beachfront site where the popular Dan B.’s tavern and restaurant […] [...]

TVA to introduce new fees for shoreline marinas; operators opposed

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority is preparing to roll out new fees for shoreline marinas across the seven-state region. Some smaller operators say it could be the death knell of their businesses. But TVA says these are private operators making money from public land and a restructuring of fees has been in order […] [...]

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