Posts Tagged ‘shrimp’

Committee approves bill aimed at boosting shrimpers, oystermen

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Legislation aimed at helping people who make their living harvesting shrimp and oysters from coastal waters have been approved by a Senate committee. The Mississippi Press reports two bills were approved by the Senate Ports and Marine Resources Committee. State Sen. Brice Wiggins, R-Pascagoula, and the committee chairman, said one bill […] [...]

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 […] [...]

BP offers more post-spill aid to shrimpers, crabbers

GULF OF MEXICO — Gulf of Mexico shrimpers and crabbers, who have reported diminished catches since the BP oil spill, are being offered a more generous settlement package due to lingering uncertainties over seafood. Yesterday, Kenneth Feinberg, who is overseeing payments from a $20-billion compensation fund for victims of the 2010 oil spill, said he […] [...]

Researchers looking harder at white shrimp

GULF OF MEXICO — Mississippi Department of Marine Resources workers are sampling white shrimp deeper into coastal bays and estuaries than ever before, to see what remains in those nurseries, officials say. They’re hoping to answer questions from shrimpers who say the Mississippi Sound catch has plummeted, Joe Jewell, deputy director of the Office of […] [...]

Shrimpers report worst season in memory

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Mississippi Department of Marine Resources’ data shows this to be an average or better shrimp season while about 100 shrimpers said it is the worst they can remember. The Sun Herald reports the fishermen, most of them Vietnamese, attended yesterday’s DMR meeting in Biloxi. Their representatives said they should be out […] [...]

More state waters opened to shrimping

by Published: August 29,2011

Tags: commercial fishing, fishing, shrimp, shrimping

GULF OF MEXICO — In addition to waters previously opened to shrimping, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) has opened waters in the Biloxi Bay Channel between Beacon 18 and Beacon 26. The area will be closed, however, if during routine sampling it is found that undersize shrimp have moved into the vicinity. Recreational […] [...]

Researchers: Shrimp harvest a mixed bag

by Published: July 8,2011

Tags: food, shrimp

GULF OF MEXICO — They may be living up to their name in size, but Gulf shrimp are being landed in Mississippi in good numbers, and large ones are selling for high prices. The state’s shrimp season opened May 25, which was about a week earlier than normal. Dave Burrage, marine resources specialist with the […] [...]

Officials, shrimpers differ on view of current season

by Published: June 22,2011

Tags: market prices, shrimp, shrimpers, shrimping

GULF OF MEXICO — Mississippi officials say early results from the opening of the brown shrimp season are pointing to a good season, but shrimpers are grumbling about prices they are getting for what they say are too small shrimp. Traci Floyd, director of the state Department of Marine Resources Shrimp and Crab Bureau, says […] [...]

There’s hope early season heralds better decade

BILOXI — Derick Ross, his father and his younger brother boarded the 53-foot Mark and Dawn and set out to ply Mississippi waters for shrimp this week, just as Rosses have done since ancestors arrived here from Alabama on a schooner in 1896. By noon, fishing in wind and choppy water around Horn Island, they […] [...]

DMR sets opening of shrimp season for May 25

by Published: May 19,2011

Tags: food, seafood, shrimp, shrimping, state government

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) has set the opening date of the 2011-2012 shrimp season in Mississippi territorial waters for 6 a.m. May 25. All regulations set forth in ordinances of the DMR will be in full force and effect and all boats engaged in catching or transporting shrimp […] [...]

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