Posts Tagged ‘commercial fishing’

Biologist worry over increase in Asian tiger shrimp

GULF OF MEXICO — A big increase in reports of Asian tiger shrimp along the U.S. Southeast coast and in the Gulf of Mexico has federal biologists worried the species is encroaching on native species’ territory. The black-and-white-striped shrimp can grow 13 inches long and weigh a quarter-pound, compared to eight inches and a bit […] [...]

CMR votes to restrict oyster license sales again this season

GULF COAST — The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources (CMR) has voted to restrict 2012-2013 oyster license sales to the number and type of license sold during the current 2011-2012 license year. Oyster harvest licenses for the 2012-2013 season will go on sale April 2. During the month of April 2012, commercial oyster license sales […] [...]

Oyster season to close five days after opening

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) is closing all areas and reefs of the state that are currently opened to oyster harvest. The areas will close at 3 p.m. tomorrow, and will remain closed until further notice in order to conserve the resource. The MDMR opened the oyster Oct. 24. […] [...]

DMR: Oystermen should expect limited season

by MBJ Staff Published: October 23,2011

Tags: commercial fishing, flood, oystermen, oysters, rains, severe weather, Weather

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) has scheduled the 2011-2012 limited Mississippi oyster season to open to tonging only at legal sunrise Oct. 24, only in Areas II “A,” “B” and “C” Conditionally Approved waters, provided the area meets all criteria for opening as specified in the area management plan. […] [...]

Shrimpers report worst season in memory

by Associated Press Published: October 19,2011

Tags: commercial fishing, fishing, shrimp, shrimpers, shrimping, state government

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Mississippi Department of Marine Resources’ data shows this to be an average or better shrimp season while about 100 shrimpers said it is the worst they can remember. The Sun Herald reports the fishermen, most of them Vietnamese, attended yesterday’s DMR meeting in Biloxi. Their representatives said they should be out […] [...]

Oystermen await scientists’ post-oil spill findings

GULF OF MEXICO — Louisiana may delay the start of the oyster season on most public seed grounds while scientists collect oysters and sediment to check for any damage from last year’s BP PLC oil spill. National Resource Damage Assessment teams will begin next week to look for information including how big, fat and thick […] [...]

More state waters opened to shrimping

by MBJ Staff Published: August 29,2011

Tags: commercial fishing, fishing, shrimp, shrimping

GULF OF MEXICO — In addition to waters previously opened to shrimping, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) has opened waters in the Biloxi Bay Channel between Beacon 18 and Beacon 26. The area will be closed, however, if during routine sampling it is found that undersize shrimp have moved into the vicinity. Recreational […] [...]

Inspectors give oysters clean bill of health

by Associated Press Published: August 26,2010

Tags: commercial fishing, disaster, energy, environment, offshore drilling, oil and gas, oil spill, oysters

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), in coordination with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announce that Mississippi oysters are safe for human consumption. Mississippi oyster season is closed during the summer months and typically […] [...]

Shrimp catch way down, but not prices

by Associated Press Published: August 23,2010

Tags: commercial fishing, disaster, energy, environment, offshore drilling, oil and gas, oil spill, shrimping

GULF OF MEXICO — Shrimp landings may be way below average this season, but the quality of Gulf shrimp is still good.

 Shrimping began on time when state waters opened June 3. Because of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, partial closures were implemented beginning June 8. By July 1, state waters had completely closed.

 “With […] [...]

Jindal wants BP to pay for seafood monitoring

by Associated Press Published: August 20,2010

Tags: commercial fishing, disaster, energy, environment, offshore drilling, oil and gas, oil spill

GULF OF MEXICO — Gov. Bobby Jindal wants a $173-million program — paid for by BP PLC — to monitor the safety and quality of Louisiana seafood for the next five years. The program also would provide marketing funds to promote the state’s seafood to consumers. During a news conference yesterday, Jindal says that unless […] [...]

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