Posts Tagged ‘commercial fishing’

CMR approves limited oyster-harvesting season

GULF OF MEXICO — The Commission on Marine Resources has voted to open a limited oyster season in Mississippi on Sept. 30 for tonging and Oct. 14 for dredging. The Sun Herald reports oystering will be allowed in conditionally approved areas on the Telegraph, Pass Marianne and Pass Christian reefs. Southern portions of Telegraph and […] [...]

Cochran pushing for measures aimed at protecting shrimpers

GULF OF MEXICO — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is pushing the enforcement of trade rules that would allow the U.S. shrimp industry “to compete with international competition on a level playing field.” Cochran today submitted testimony to the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) for an investigative hearing on the economic threat to the U.S. […] [...]

Cold, wet spring negatively impacts shrimpers

by MBJ Staff Published: July 8,2013

Tags: commercial fishing, crustacean, food, seafood, shrimp, shrimper, shrimping, Weather

GULF OF MEXICO — More than 250 boats launched on June 11 to open the shrimp season in Mississippi’s coastal waters. A cold, wet spring delayed the season’s start, which opened June 1 last year. “The things farmers hate — drought and heat — are great for shrimp production,” said Dave Burrage, commercial and recreational […] [...]

Agency sets opening date for 2013-2014 shrimping season

by Associated Press Published: June 5,2013

Tags: commercial fishing, ecosystem, environment, fishing, food, seafood, season, shrimp, shrimper, shrimping, state agency, wildlife

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has set the opening date of the 2013-14 shrimp season in Mississippi territorial waters for June 11 at 6 a.m. All regulations set forth in ordinances of the MDMR will be in full force and effect and all boats engaged in catching or transporting shrimp […] [...]

Waters closed to oystermen due to swollen river

by MBJ Staff Published: March 15,2013

Tags: commercial fishing, environment, oyster, oysterman, reef, river, seafood, state agency, water

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has closed Area II “E” Conditionally Approved Waters and Area II “F” Conditionally Approved Waters to the harvest of oysters, effective at 4 p.m. yesterday. The agency reports it took the action due to the Pearl River stage exceeding MDMR’s management plan criteria for these […] [...]

ITC rules domestic shrimpers injured by subsidized imports

BILOXI — The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) determined that there was a reasonable indication that the domestic shrimp industry is injured by subsidized imports of shrimp from China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, according to the Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries (COGSI). COGSI filed petitions seeking relief from subsidized shrimp imports on […] [...]

Shrimpers petition for relief from subsidized imports

by Associated Press Published: January 2,2013

Tags: commercial fishing, crustacean, federal, government, import, market, petition, price, seafood, shrimp, shrimper, shrimping, subsidized, subsidy

GULF OF MEXICO — Shrimpers have filed petitions with the federal government seeking relief from subsidized shrimp imports. The move came several weeks after Gulf of Mexico shrimpers hailed a House bill that included a provision to increase U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s powers to combat illegal imports. The Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries filed […] [...]

MDMR extends tonging-only oyster season; closing date to be set

by Associated Press Published: December 21,2012

Tags: agency, commercial fishing, Extension, fishing, food, oyster, oysterman, seafood, season, shellfish, state

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources says the limited oyster season — for tonging only — will extend past the Dec. 29 closing date. The Mississippi Press reports a new closing date will be set later. The closing date of the limited oyster season for dredging is still set for 4 […] [...]

NOAA scraps plan to require turtle excluder devices

GULF OF MEXICO — New regulations that would have forced shrimpers in the bays and marshes of the Gulf of Mexico to install devices on their nets to save endangered sea turtles have been scrapped by federal officials. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said it is withdrawing plans by its fisheries service to require […] [...]

Limited oyster season set; DMR could authorize extension

by Associated Press Published: October 24,2012

Tags: commercial fisherman, commercial fishing, Extension, harvest, limited, oyster, oysterman, seafood, season, state agency

GULF OF MEXICO — Mississippi is opening a limited oyster season at sunrise Nov. 5 in some areas along the Gulf Coast. The season ends at 4 p.m. Dec. 29, unless the head of the Department of Marine Resources decides to extend it. Many areas that are open during the season are near Pass Christian […] [...]

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