Posts Tagged ‘Ship Island’

Scientists release thousands of red snapper on Ship Island reef

GULF OF MEXICO — More than 2,000 red snapper were recently released on an artificial reef south of Ship Island in order to produce more of this fish that is so popular along the Gulf Coast. Representatives from the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Lab participated […] [...]

Federal shutdown at end, but too late for Gulf Islands cleanup

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Even though the federal shutdown has ended, Gulf Islands National Seashore is not participating in this Saturday’s Mississippi Coastal Cleanup. Yesterday, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources sent out a news release about the barrier islands being closed for the cleanup. Despite the federal government being reopened late yesterday, the islands […] [...]

Ship Island still popular, vulnerable

by Published: December 28,2012

Tags: Gulf Islands National Seashore, Lisa Monti, Ship Island

Ship Island has long been a popular attraction for visitors who come from as far away as Europe and Canada to enjoy the sun, surf, marine life and wildlife 11 miles off the Mississippi Coast. The island, one of five barrier islands in the Gulf Islands National Seashore, is known for its natural beauty – […] [...]

Barbour defends proposed offshore drilling regs

JACKSON — Allowing oil and gas drilling 10 to 12 miles south of Mississippi’s coastline in the Gulf of Mexico is a good idea because it could generate state revenue, Gov. Haley Barbour said Tuesday. The Mississippi Development Authority on Monday published proposed regulations to lease state waters in the Gulf for the drilling. The […] [...]

Barrier islands’ health crucial to Gulf Coast economy

by Published: October 23,2011

Tags: Barrier Islands, Mississippi Gulf Coast, Ship Island

Two of the state’s four barrier islands, which are the keys to both the Coast’s ecology and economy, are in jeopardy, and state and federal agencies are now in a race with time and nature to reverse the damage. The operation is focused on the most threatened island, Ship Island, but authorities are also worried […] [...]

$223,000 allotted for Ship Island ferry terminal

by Published: October 14,2010

Tags: Gulf Coast, Ship Island

Source: Office of Thad Cochran press release Federal Highway Administration Awards Funds to Terminal Upgrades WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Highway Administration has approved a $223,020 grant to support improvements to the Ship Island ferry boat terminal at Gulfport, U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today announced. The FHWA funding was awarded to the Mississippi Department […] [...]

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