Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Department of Marine Resources’

DMR to let bids for demolition at Coast harbor

OCEAN SPRINGS — The state Department of Marine Resources plans to open bids next week for the demolition of the Harbor Landing boat shed and restaurant at the Ocean Springs Harbor. The Sun Herald reports the city lost its bid to have the state agency swap the property and buildings for land on Back Bay […] [...]

CMR approves limited oyster-harvesting season

GULF OF MEXICO — The Commission on Marine Resources has voted to open a limited oyster season in Mississippi on Sept. 30 for tonging and Oct. 14 for dredging. The Sun Herald reports oystering will be allowed in conditionally approved areas on the Telegraph, Pass Marianne and Pass Christian reefs. Southern portions of Telegraph and […] [...]

Louisiana firm chosen to manage DMR conservation program

BILOXI — A Louisiana firm has been awarded a $1.2 million, three-year contract to manage a coastal conservation program headquartered at the Mississippi Department of Resources. The Sun Herald reports CSRS, a Baton Rouge-based firm headed by architects and engineers, will manage the final stages of the Coastal Impact Assistance Program, the subject of a […] [...]

Coast newspaper sues DMR, Pickering over records request

GULFPORT — A Gulf Coast newspaper has sued the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and state Auditor Stacey Pickering to get access to more records from an audit of the agency. The Sun Herald reports that it filed suit yesterday in Harrison County Chancery Court, seeking to require the MDMR and Pickering to make the […] [...]

Dredging project at VT Halter Marine benefits Round Island

PASCAGOULA — About 200 acres of coastline and marshes are lost each year in Mississippi, but a joint project will fight this loss by nearly quadrupling the size of Round Island just off the coast of Pascagoula. The Sun Herald reports VT Halter Marine is expanding the company by adding a floating dock, which requires […] [...]

DMR boats go for more than $120K; valued at $630K

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources received 26 bids for two recreational fishing boats it wants to sell. The bids were opened today. The high bid for the 42-foot Californian was $86,600; the high big for the 36-foot Topaz was $38,614. Officials will review the bids for about a week and could sell […] [...]

MDMR removes equipment from boats before sale

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has removed the electronics from two large fishing vessels that will be sold. The Sun Herald reports that the equipment removal was discovered when potential buyers took a tour of the two boats Tuesday. The MDMR is selling a 36-foot Topaz and a 42-foot Californian. They are […] [...]

Asper resigns from CMR after 19 years of service

BILOXI — Dr. Vernon Asper is resigning after serving 19 years on the Commission on Marine Resources. Jamie Miller, executive director of the Department of Marine Resources, said, “I would like to thank Dr. Asper for his 19 years of service with the Commission on Marine Resources. His leadership has been invaluable to the Commission […] [...]

Rusty Pittman named interim MDMR enforcement chief

Lt. Col. Rusty Pittman, Marine Patrol’s assistant chief at the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, is now the interim chief of enforcement. Pittman is interim replacement for Walter “Tiny” Chataginer, who has retired. Pittman has more than 23 years of law enforcement experience. He has been assistant chief of the Marine Patrol since January 2006. […] [...]

Walter Chataginer retiring from state marine resources agency

Marine patrol chief Walter Chataginer has retired from the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, taking with him more than 34 years of law enforcement experience. Chataginer started his career in September 1979 with the Biloxi Police Department. In 1988, he joined the Bureau of Marine Resources.   [...]

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