Posts Tagged ‘shrimping’

Coast shrimpers getting BP-funded TEDs

GULF OF MEXICO — Due to reports of unusually high numbers of endangered sea turtle sightings and strandings in Mississippi, an effort is being made to increase the survivability of any sea turtles that may become captured in a skimmer shrimp trawl. To support this effort, the Department of Marine Resources (DMR) is partnering with […] [...]

New restriction put on shrimpers to protect turtles

GULF OF MEXICO — Due to reports of unusually high numbers of endangered sea turtle sightings and strandings in Mississippi, and as a proactive measure, the executive director of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has ordered the immediate reduction of maximum trawling times for shrimping vessels using skimmer trawls to 30 minutes, effective June […] [...]

Louisiana expecting one of worst months for shrimpers

GULF OF MEXICO — Louisiana’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the shrimp catch in May could be the second-worst on record, because of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The Courier says reasons cited include both areas closed because of the spill and some shrimpers’ decisions to clean up oil instead of trawling. Biologist […] [...]

Shrimp season opening early, could close quickly

GULF OF MEXICO — Mississippi’s shrimp season in territorial waters west of the East Biloxi ship channel is scheduled to open at 6 a.m. tomorrow. Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources say the waters may close on short notice if it is detected that oil is moving into the open area. Agency director […] [...]

Oil spill last straw for Louisiana shrimpers?

by Published: April 29,2010

Tags: oil spill, shrimping

GULF OF MEXICO — For Louisiana’s seafood industry, thousands of gallons of crude oil seeping toward the state’s coast is the latest headache of a recurring migraine. In the oyster industry, the now 1,000 barrels of petroleum leaking daily into the Gulf of Mexico follow federal regulations, then local regulations and norovirus concerns. “It seems […] [...]

Shrimp boat count down

by Published: July 13,2009

Tags: Mississippi Gulf Coast, shrimping

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Bad weather July 7 diminished the opening of Mississippi waters to shrimping north of the Intracoastal Waterway. Only 212 shrimping vessels were observed in Mississippi waters, even less than the 230 that were counted June 25 when Mississippi waters were opened to shrimping south of the Intracoastal Waterway. Based on reports […] [...]

Shrimp boat count down

by Published: July 8,2009

Tags: boats, shrimping

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Bad weather July 7 diminished the opening of Mississippi waters to shrimping north of the Intracoastal Waterway. Only 212 shrimping vessels were observed in Mississippi waters, even less than the 230 that were counted June 25 when Mississippi waters were opened to shrimping south of the Intracoastal Waterway. Based on reports […] [...]

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