Posts Tagged ‘crab’

Nearly 300 derelict crab traps collected on Coast

by MBJ Staff Published: March 1,2013

Tags: abandoned, crab, crab trap, crabbing, derelict, ecosystem, environment, state agency, wildlife

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — During the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) Shrimp and Crab Bureau’s 2013 Derelict Crab Trap Cleanup, a total of 281 derelict crab traps were removed from Mississippi waters to be recycled at Coast scrap-metal facility. The cleanup was held Feb. 21-23, 2013, in all marine waters. All Mississippi crab trap […] [...]

Woman pleads guilty to impersonating OSHA official

by Associated Press Published: January 25,2013

Tags: bench, commercial fisherman, court, crab, fishing, fraud, guilty, impersonation, justice, legal, plea, shrimp, workplace safety

WIGGINS — A 46-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to federal charges that accuse her of posing as a federal worker to make nearly $216,000 giving fraudulent training classes to fishermen who hoped to get jobs cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010. Connie M. Knight was living in Belle Chasse, La., when […] [...]

Researchers to conduct five-year shellfish study on Coast

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — University of New Orleans researchers are getting federal money to study shrimp and crab populations over the 120 miles of coast between Lake Borgne in Louisiana to Mobile Bay in Alabama. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced funding the $1.2 million five-year study of blue crabs, brown shrimp and white […] [...]

BP offers more post-spill aid to shrimpers, crabbers

GULF OF MEXICO — Gulf of Mexico shrimpers and crabbers, who have reported diminished catches since the BP oil spill, are being offered a more generous settlement package due to lingering uncertainties over seafood. Yesterday, Kenneth Feinberg, who is overseeing payments from a $20-billion compensation fund for victims of the 2010 oil spill, said he […] [...]

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