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Waters closed to oystermen due to swollen river

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has closed Area II “E” Conditionally Approved Waters and Area II “F” Conditionally Approved Waters to the harvest of oysters, effective at 4 p.m. yesterday. The agency reports it took the action due to the Pearl River stage exceeding MDMR’s management plan criteria for these […] [...]

MDMR closes waters to oystermen due to water quality

by Published: February 6,2013

Tags: close, commercial, fisherman, fishing, oyster, oysterman, state agency, water, Weather

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has closed three areas to oyster harvesting because of water quality issues. The affected harvesting areas are Area II “A,” which includes northern portions of the Pass Christian, Henderson Point Reef and northern portions of Hornet’s Reef; Area II “E,” which covers Square Handkerchief reef […] [...]

MDMR extends tonging-only oyster season; closing date to be set

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources says the limited oyster season — for tonging only — will extend past the Dec. 29 closing date. The Mississippi Press reports a new closing date will be set later. The closing date of the limited oyster season for dredging is still set for 4 […] [...]

River stage forces closure of waters to oystermen

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) has closed Area II “A” Conditionally Approved Waters, Area II “B” Conditionally Approved Waters and Area II “D” Conditionally Approved Waters to the harvest of oysters due to the Pearl River stage exceeding the 10-foot management plan criteria for these areas. This includes: • […] [...]

Limited oyster season set; DMR could authorize extension

GULF OF MEXICO — Mississippi is opening a limited oyster season at sunrise Nov. 5 in some areas along the Gulf Coast. The season ends at 4 p.m. Dec. 29, unless the head of the Department of Marine Resources decides to extend it. Many areas that are open during the season are near Pass Christian […] [...]

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