Posts Tagged ‘fish kill’

MDEQ reopens Bayou Casotte after spill kills fish

PASCAGOULA — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has reopened Bayou Casotte and nearby waters in the Mississippi Sound to fishing and to swimming and other water contact. The department says it closed the bayou and the sound within 1,000 feet of the bayou’s mouth on Aug. 19, after a fish kill linked to low-pH […] [...]

MDEQ monitoring bayou cleanup after discharge kills fish

JACKSON COUNTY — The fish kill caused by low pH levels in Bayou Casotte has left a mess, and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and Mississippi Phosphates Corp. are working to clean up the bayou. MDEQ spokesman Robbie Wilbur tells The Sun Herald the agency is monitoring the cleanup and will let residents know […] [...]

Fish kill prompts MDEQ to shut down Bayou Casotte

JACKSON COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has issued a fishing and water contact closure for Bayou Casotte and the adjacent waters of the Mississippi Sound within 1,000 feet of the mouth of the bayou. MDEQ staff yesterday investigated a fish kill in Bayou Casotte in Jackson County and issued the closure. Officials […] [...]

Fish wash ashore on Coast; agencies blame low oxygen, algae

by MBJ Staff Published: July 2,2013

Tags: alga, ecosystem, environment, fish, fish kill, food, oxygen, seafood, state agency, water, water quality

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — A lack of oxygen in the water and algae blooms are the main causes of a fish kill along the Coast, according to the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). The fish began washing up on the beaches of Harrison and Hancock counties […] [...]

IP subsidiary fined $3.3M for Pearl River fish kill

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has ordered Temple Inland, a subsidiary of International Paper, to pay $3.3 million and serve two years of probation for polluting the Pearl River in 2011 with illegal discharges from its Bogalusa paper mill that killed thousands of fish. Equipment malfunctioned at the mill, which makes containerboard, allowing an […] [...]

River restocking continues following massive fish kill

PEARL RIVER — After a three-hour journey in a truck-mounted fish tank, thousands of young bluegills were released into the West Pearl River in St. Tammany Parish, La., last week. In small batches, state wildlife officials released 200,000 bluegills — raised at a state hatchery in Alexandria, La., — into the river near Interstate 59 […] [...]

Fish kill prompts closure of Bayou Casotte industrial area

JACKSON COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources have issued a fishing and water contact closure for Bayou Casotte and the adjacent waters of the Mississippi Sound within 1,000 feet of the mouth of the bayou. The agencies say staff investigated a fish kill in Bayou Casotte […] [...]

Reservoir discharge returns to normal post-fish kill

by MBJ Staff Published: August 22,2011

Tags: contamination, environment, fish kill, fishing, outdoors, pollutants, pollution, water

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRV) has resumed normal operations of its fresh water discharge into the Pearl River from the Ross Barnett Reservoir. For a two-day period the PRV had increased that discharge in an effort to assist the people on the lower Pearl River as they recover from […] [...]

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