Posts Tagged ‘shrimper’

Cochran pushing for measures aimed at protecting shrimpers

GULF OF MEXICO — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is pushing the enforcement of trade rules that would allow the U.S. shrimp industry “to compete with international competition on a level playing field.” Cochran today submitted testimony to the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) for an investigative hearing on the economic threat to the U.S. […] [...]

Cold, wet spring negatively impacts shrimpers

by MBJ Staff Published: July 8,2013

Tags: commercial fishing, crustacean, food, seafood, shrimp, shrimper, shrimping, Weather

GULF OF MEXICO — More than 250 boats launched on June 11 to open the shrimp season in Mississippi’s coastal waters. A cold, wet spring delayed the season’s start, which opened June 1 last year. “The things farmers hate — drought and heat — are great for shrimp production,” said Dave Burrage, commercial and recreational […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

After lengthy restoration, harbor finally reopens

by Associated Press Published: May 28,2013

Tags: angl;er, angling, boat, boater, boating, fish, fishing, harbor, martiime, outdoors, restoration, shrimp, shrimper, shrimping, water

BILOXI — Delays are over and the Biloxi Commercial Harbor has re-opened in time for the 2013 shrimp season. WLOX TV reports that shrimpers are glad the harbor is back in business. The harbor has 55 slips, along with concrete piers and new pilings. It’s also deeper than before. The harbor was badly damaged by […] [...]

ITC rules domestic shrimpers injured by subsidized imports

BILOXI — The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) determined that there was a reasonable indication that the domestic shrimp industry is injured by subsidized imports of shrimp from China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, according to the Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries (COGSI). COGSI filed petitions seeking relief from subsidized shrimp imports on […] [...]

Shrimpers petition for relief from subsidized imports

by Associated Press Published: January 2,2013

Tags: commercial fishing, crustacean, federal, government, import, market, petition, price, seafood, shrimp, shrimper, shrimping, subsidized, subsidy

GULF OF MEXICO — Shrimpers have filed petitions with the federal government seeking relief from subsidized shrimp imports. The move came several weeks after Gulf of Mexico shrimpers hailed a House bill that included a provision to increase U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s powers to combat illegal imports. The Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries filed […] [...]

Scientists predicting above-average haul of brown shrimp

by Associated Press Published: July 7,2012

Tags: commercial fishing, crustacean, food, harvest, seafood, shrimp, shrimper, shrimping, wildlife

GULF OF MEXICO — Mississippi’s brown shrimp season opened May 30, one of the earliest openings on record, when sampling confirmed shrimp had reached a size of 68 count per pound, the state requirement. Mississippi Department of Marine Resources biologist Bill Richardson tells The Sun Herald the first two weeks of the season brought in […] [...]

Just like 2011, shrimpers see bigger catch but weaker prices

by MBJ Staff Published: June 25,2012

Tags: catch, commercial fishing, crustacean, fishing, food, prices, seafood, shrimp, shrimper, shrimping

GULF OF MEXICO — The shrimp are slightly bigger, but prices are down, making this year’s season-opening in Biloxi comparable to last year’s start. During the first two weeks of the 2012 season, 1.137 million pounds of shrimp were landed in Biloxi. In the same time in 2011, 1.124 million pounds were landed at the […] [...]

Commission wants NOAA to reconsider proposed TED rule for shrimpers

BILOXI — The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources has asked the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to conduct more studies before implementing a rule requiring turtle excluder devices on shrimp skimmer trawlers operating in state waters. On June 6, NOAA’s Marine Fisheries Service held a hearing in D’Iberville on a proposed rule to require the […] [...]

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