Posts Tagged ‘shrimping’

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

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Shrimp association applauds release of antidumping funds

BILOXI — The American Shrimp Processors Association is welcoming the release of withheld duty funds to the domestic shrimp industry. According to the ASPA, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be distributing tariffs collected on unfairly traded imports that had been withheld from domestic producers for more than four years pending the resolution of litigation […] [...]

Louisiana officials extend white shrimp season

by Published: March 29,2011

Tags: fishing, shrimping

GULF OF MEXICO — Louisiana wildlife and fisheries officials say the shrimp season in the open waters of Breton and Chandeleur sounds will be extended until further notice. Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries secretary Robert Barham says current data indicates that marketable quantities of white shrimp remain in those areas. He says by extending the shrimp […] [...]

Senators pushing for continued duties on imported shrimp

by Published: February 2,2011

Tags: antidumping, aquaculture, fishing, shrimping, tariffs, trade

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) recently testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that existing antidumping duties must be extended to promote an even playing field for U.S. shrimpers “besieged by unfair foreign imports.” The ITC is in the process of determining whether conditions within the U.S. shrimp […] [...]

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