Posts Tagged ‘fish’

MDEQ issues Coast beach advisories

by Associated Press Published: June 2,2013

Tags: angl;er, angle, beach, ecosystem, fish, fishing, outdoors, swim, swimmer, swimming, tourism, tourist, vacation, visitor, wildile

HARRISON COUNTY — State officials are warning that the water along several stretches of beach in Harrison County may have high bacteria levels that could expose swimmers to an increased risk of illness. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality issued a warning yesterday for two beach segments in Biloxi and Gulfport. Neither area has been […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Sewer spill prompts MDEQ advisory for Coast bayou

BAY ST. LOUIS — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has issued a temporary water contact advisory for Joe’s Bayou near Felicity Street in Bay St. Louis. The advisory is issued due to a city-reported sewer spill, which occurred Sunday night from a malfunctioning pump station. The City of Bay St. Louis has stopped […] [...]

After lengthy restoration, harbor finally reopens

by Associated Press Published: May 28,2013

Tags: angl;er, angling, boat, boater, boating, fish, fishing, harbor, martiime, outdoors, restoration, shrimp, shrimper, shrimping, water

BILOXI — Delays are over and the Biloxi Commercial Harbor has re-opened in time for the 2013 shrimp season. WLOX TV reports that shrimpers are glad the harbor is back in business. The harbor has 55 slips, along with concrete piers and new pilings. It’s also deeper than before. The harbor was badly damaged by […] [...]

Hatchery releases largemouth bass fingerlings in three rivers

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) Lyman Fish Hatchery has released 49,592 Florida largemouth bass fingerlings in the Pascagoula, Tchoutacabouffa and Jordan rivers. The fish have a fast growth rate, growing up to three pounds a year and reaching weights of well over 10 pounds. “This release is a benefit to […] [...]

Crews lower sand level in fight to keep highway clear

by Associated Press Published: May 16,2013

Tags: agle, agling, angl;er, beach, fish, fishing, highway, outdoors, road, sand, swim, swimmer, swimming, traffic, transportation

HARRISON COUNTY — Sand is a road hazard drivers along U.S. Highway 90 in Harrison County know all too well. WLOX-TV reports work is underway that should keep more sand on the beach and off the roadway. While Harrison County crews worked to clear huge amounts of sand from the medians in Biloxi yesterday, over […] [...]

NOAA nixes Gulf state’s red snapper season request

by Associated Press Published: May 15,2013

Tags: angl;er, angling, federal agency, fish, fishing, fishing season, food, outdoors, red snapper, saltwater fishing, sport fishing

GULF OF MEXICO — Red snapper, one of the most popular fish in the Gulf of Mexico, are the biggest and most plentiful in years, but the red snapper season in federal waters keeps getting shorter. A branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has rejected the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council’s request […] [...]

Catfish farmers challenged by markets lost to imports

by Associated Press Published: May 13,2013

Tags: agriculture, aquaculture, catfish, commodity, farm, farmer, farming, fish, food, food safety, import, importer, importing, inspection, producer

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Catfish farmers continue to address production challenges as the industry works to reclaim markets lost to imported fish. Jeremy Robbins, vice president of The Catfish Institute based in Jackson, said farmers have struggled in recent years with high feed prices, their No. 1 expense, while dealing with increased competition from imports. “There […] [...]

Mayoral candidate wants to talk to auditor about boat trips

OCEAN SPRINGS — Jackson County Supervisor John McKay says the deep-sea fishing trips he took in 2012 with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources are now an issue in his race for mayor of Ocean Springs. McKay, a Republican, tells The Sun Herald he wants to talk to State Auditor Stacey Pickering about the trips. […] [...]

MDEQ lifts six Coast beach advisories

by MBJ Staff Published: May 10,2013

Tags: beach, fish, fishing, outdoors, pollution, public health, swim, swimmer, swimming, water, water quality

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted six water contact advisories for Coast beaches. The advisories have been lifted on: • Station 1 — Lakeshore (from the Silver Slipper to Poinset) • Station 2 — Buccaneer (near State Park Road) • Station 3 — […] [...]

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