Posts Tagged ‘angling’

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 […] [...]

Popular pier destroyed by Katrina awaits final inspection

OCEAN SPRINGS — Jackson County supervisors plan to open the Ocean Springs Fishing Pier this week, as soon as the final inspection is complete. The popular pier, destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, was originally a piece of the old U.S. 90 bridge over Back Bay. Rebuilt with $2 million from FEMA, it has four covered pavilions, […] [...]

Company that caused fish kill discharging wastewater

PEARL RIVER — State environmental regulators have approved Louisiana-based paper producer Temple-Inland Inc.’s request to begin a limited wastewater discharge from its water treatment system in order to reduce water levels in its stabilization basin. Authorities say doing so will allow for rainfall and cooling water at the plant and prevent an emergency discharge in […] [...]

Several Delta waters removed from fish advisory

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — The  Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)  and  the  Mississippi  State  Department of Health (MSDH) are removing several waters from the 2001 Delta Regional Fish  Advisory. The  agencies,  in  conjunction with the Mississippi Fish Advisory Task Force, have determined through fish tissue data analysis that people  can now consume all species of […] [...]

Study looks at economic impact of saltwater angling

by Published: March 8,2011

Tags: angling, economic impact, fishing, recreation, tourism

GULF OF MEXICO — The Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (GSMFC) and NOAA are surveying saltwater anglers across the Gulf of Mexico to update and improve estimates of the overall economic contributions of saltwater recreational fishing to the Gulf and U.S. economy. This study is part of the 2011 National Marine Recreational Fishing Expenditure Survey. […] [...]

Hatchery releases more fish

by Published: February 8,2010

Tags: angling, environment, fishery, fishing, state agency

LYMAN — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources’ (DMR’s) Lyman Fish Hatchery has begun its release of tagged Gulf race striped bass. On Feb. 2 and 5, a total of 20,000 hatchery-raised yearling fish (six inches in length) were released into the wild. This is the second phase of the striped bass release. The first […] [...]

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