Posts Tagged ‘fishermen’

As renovations wrap up, officials unsure of use for hatchery facility

TUPELO — Officials say they’re about halfway through $1.2 million in renovations at the Private John Allen National Fish Hatchery in Tupelo, but have not yet decided how to use the Victorian-era house there once the work is done. It might be used to house state or federal workers or for hatchery volunteers, or it […] [...]

State’s shrimpers seeing average season, bad weather

by Associated Press Published: June 19,2012

Tags: commercial fishing, fishermen, fishing, shrimp, shrimper, shrimping, Weather, wind

GULF OF MEXICO — About 20 days into the 2012 Mississippi shrimp season, those in the seafood industry are calling the season average so far. Shrimpers tell WLOX TV in Biloxi weather conditions, primarily heavy winds, have forced many boats to remain tied at the dock. Captain Jerry Brumbaugh and his crew spent seven days […] [...]

CMR votes to change regulations on fish size, limit, sale

by MBJ Staff Published: March 26,2012

Tags: angling, commercial fishermen, fish, fishermen, fishing, recreational fishing, regulations, state agency

BILOXI — The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources (CMR) has voted to approve a notice of intent to change state regulations on size and possession limits of some fish and prohibit the sale of seafood by recreational fishermen. The proposed changes include lowering the grouper limit from an aggregate of five to four fish for […] [...]

State looking for disaster declaration for shrimping industry

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The state will ask the U.S. Department of Commerce to issue a fisheries disaster declaration for Mississippi’s shrimp industry. Dale Diaz, director of marine fisheries for the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, tells the Mississippi Press the request would be filed within a week. The declaration is the first step in […] [...]

Construction underway on Bayou Caddy Marina

HANCOCK COUNTY — A Hancock County marina that was hit hard by Hurricane Katrina is well on its way to a comeback. Construction has started on a new harbor master building at Bayou Caddy Marina to replace the one destroyed during the storm. WLOX TV reports the new building towers over docking spaces. “Before the […] [...]

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