Posts Tagged ‘seafood’

Agency reports number of boats up this year as shrimping opens

by MBJ Staff Published: June 11,2013

Tags: boat, commerrcial fishing, fisherman, seafood, season, shrimp, shrimper, shrimping, state agency

GULF OF MEXICO — The 2013 Mississippi shrimp season opened at 6 a.m., today to good weather and good shrimp but small numbers, based on early reports from shrimp fishermen. This is according to the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR). Shrimp season opens in Mississippi territorial waters when sampling confirms shrimp have reached the […] [...]

BP oil spill cleanup ends, but MDEQ still monitoring beaches

GULF OF MEXICO — The Gulf Coast Incident Management Team and the U.S. Coast Guard are transitioning the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response back to the pre-spill National Response Center system, according to a release from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). “While the Coast Guard and the Gulf States have decided that it’s […] [...]

Agency sets opening date for 2013-2014 shrimping season

by Associated Press Published: June 5,2013

Tags: commercial fishing, ecosystem, environment, fishing, food, seafood, season, shrimp, shrimper, shrimping, state agency, wildlife

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has set the opening date of the 2013-14 shrimp season in Mississippi territorial waters for June 11 at 6 a.m. All regulations set forth in ordinances of the MDMR will be in full force and effect and all boats engaged in catching or transporting shrimp […] [...]

New post-oil spill restoration plan lacks requirements

GULF OF MEXICO — There’s now a draft plan for using fines from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill to restore the Gulf Coast’s natural resources and economy. But the document doesn’t include two items required by federal law: a 10-year allocation plan or a three-year priority list of projects and programs, The Times-Picayune […] [...]

Governor unveils Coast projects funded by BP money

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — BP PLC is paying $69 million for interactive exhibits at a Hancock County science center, a concrete pathway on the beach at Pascagoula, up to six miles of shoreline and improvements at a park as part of Mississippi Gulf Coast restoration from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Gov. Phil Bryant said. […] [...]

State becomes third to sue BP over 2010 oil spill

JACKSON — Mississippi has become the third state to sue BP PLC over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Attorney General Jim Hood announced the state had filed lawsuits in federal and state court. The move comes one day before the three-year statute of limitations expires for claims related to the April 20, 2010, […] [...]

BP to call first witness in oil spill case; first phase should end this month

NEW ORLEANS — BP is scheduled to call its first witness today at a trial designed to determine causes of its April 2010 well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico and assign fault to the companies involved in the deadly disaster. Halliburton, BP PLC’s cement contractor on the Deepwater Horizon drilling project, rested its case […] [...]

Judge rejects BP’s request to block oil spill payouts

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has rejected BP’s request to block what could be billions of dollars in settlement payouts to businesses who claim the company’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico cost them money. Before a hearing today, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier already had upheld court-appointed claims administrator Patrick Juneau’s […] [...]

Waters closed to oystermen due to swollen river

by MBJ Staff Published: March 15,2013

Tags: commercial fishing, environment, oyster, oysterman, reef, river, seafood, state agency, water

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 […] [...]

Senators question agency’s fish stock assessments

by MBJ Staff Published: March 1,2013

Tags: assessment, federal agency, federal; govewrnment, fish, fish stock, food, lawmaker, legislative, letter, seafood

GULF OF MEXICO — U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) have joined a request for a study of how well the federal government conducts its assessment of fish stocks in the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic. The Mississippi Senators signed a letter to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting […] [...]

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