Posts Tagged ‘shrimping’

Shrimpers given more time to harvest

by Published: January 4,2011

Tags: shrimping, state government

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) has extended the shrimping season for Mississippi territorial waters north of the Intracoastal Waterway through Jan. 14. Those waters will close to shrimping at 12:01 a.m. Jan. 15, 2011. If biological sampling indicates a movement of large numbers of juvenile shrimp into this area, […] [...]

Shrimp catch way down, but not prices

GULF OF MEXICO — Shrimp landings may be way below average this season, but the quality of Gulf shrimp is still good.

 Shrimping began on time when state waters opened June 3. Because of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, partial closures were implemented beginning June 8. By July 1, state waters had completely closed.

 “With […] [...]

Shrimpers back in Florida waters

GULF OF MEXICO — Shrimping is now permitted in state waters off the western tip of the Florida Panhandle that had been closed due to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. As a precaution, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission closed the 23-mile stretch of water off Escambia County on June 14 […] [...]

Shrimpers trawling in Gulf, but concerns remain

GULF OF MEXICO — Shrimpers trawling Louisiana waters today in the first commercial season since the Gulf disaster don’t know what dangers from the massive BP oil spill still lurk and what market there will be for their catch if consumers don’t believe the seafood is safe. Perhaps the biggest fear is that some fisherman […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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