Posts Tagged ‘shrimp’

Researchers: Shrimp harvest a mixed bag

by For the MBJ 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 Associated Press 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 For the MBJ 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 […] [...]

Study: Consumers leery of Gulf shrimp

by Wally Northway Published: August 12,2010

Tags: disaster, education, energy, environment, higher education, offshore drilling, oil and gas, oil spill, seafood, shrimp

HATTIESBURG — Nearly half of all respondents claim they are leery of buying Gulf of Mexico shrimp, according to very preliminary results in a study conducted by researchers at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM). According to an Internet-based scientific survey conducted by Drs. John Lambert, David Duhon and Joseph Peyrefitte in the Southern Miss […] [...]

Lab conducts largest-ever shrimp harvest

by Associated Press Published: August 12,2010

Tags: aquaculture, education, higher education, seafood, shrimp

OCEAN SPRINGS — About 3,000 pounds of shrimp have been harvested from an aquaculture project at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory’s Cedar Point site. The harvest of saltwater shrimp Aug. 10 was the largest since the program began in the mid-1980s, said Jeff Lotz, chairman of the University of Southern Mississippi Department of Coast Sciences […] [...]

DMR reports on opening day of shrimp season

by Wally Northway Published: June 4,2010

Tags: oil spill, shrimp

GULF OF MEXICO — The 2010 Mississippi shrimp season opened at 6 a.m. yesterday in Mississippi territorial waters west of the East Biloxi ship channel to stormy weather and eager shrimpers. The opening was approximately 10 days early. The Department of Marine Resources’ (DMR) Marine Fisheries staff was on the water conducting interviews and surveying […] [...]

Mexican shrimp banned in U.S.

by Associated Press Published: March 26,2010

Tags: environment, international trade, shrimp

GULF OF MEXICO — Mexico is losing its certification to export wild-harvest shrimp to the United States because its trawls lack required protections for endangered sea turtles, the State Department said. The department said the certification was withdrawn after the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service determined that Mexico’s turtle excluder devices no longer meet U.S. […] [...]

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