Posts Tagged ‘shrimping’

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 […] [...]

State’s shrimpers seeing average season, bad weather

by Associated Press Published: June 19,2012

Tags: commercial fishing, fishermen, fishing, shrimp, shrimper, shrimping, Weather, wind

GULF OF MEXICO — About 20 days into the 2012 Mississippi shrimp season, those in the seafood industry are calling the season average so far. Shrimpers tell WLOX TV in Biloxi weather conditions, primarily heavy winds, have forced many boats to remain tied at the dock. Captain Jerry Brumbaugh and his crew spent seven days […] [...]

Shrimp season opening date set for May 30

by MBJ Staff Published: May 23,2012

Tags: commercial fishing, fishing, food, harvesting, prawns, restaurants, seafood, season, shrimp, shrimping, state agency

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) has set the opening date of the 2012-2013 shrimp season in Mississippi territorial waters for 6 a.m., May 30. Shrimp season will close at midnight, Dec. 31, except south of the Intracoastal Waterway. In addition, all state waters shall close to shrimping activities, except […] [...]

Biologist worry over increase in Asian tiger shrimp

GULF OF MEXICO — A big increase in reports of Asian tiger shrimp along the U.S. Southeast coast and in the Gulf of Mexico has federal biologists worried the species is encroaching on native species’ territory. The black-and-white-striped shrimp can grow 13 inches long and weigh a quarter-pound, compared to eight inches and a bit […] [...]

Cochran cosponsoring resolution of disapproval over proposed H-2B changes

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) will support legislation to stop the implementation of new federal regulations governing a temporary foreign worker visa program, saying the regulatory changes are flawed and detrimental to seasonal industries like shrimping on the Gulf Coast. Cochran announced that he would cosponsor a joint resolution of disapproval challenging the […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Researchers looking harder at white shrimp

by Associated Press Published: October 24,2011

Tags: environment, shrimp, shrimpers, shrimping, state government, wildlife

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

by Associated Press Published: October 19,2011

Tags: commercial fishing, fishing, shrimp, shrimpers, shrimping, state government

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 […] [...]

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