Posts Tagged ‘state’

MDMR extends tonging-only oyster season; closing date to be set

by Associated Press Published: December 21,2012

Tags: agency, commercial fishing, Extension, fishing, food, oyster, oysterman, seafood, season, shellfish, state

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources says the limited oyster season — for tonging only — will extend past the Dec. 29 closing date. The Mississippi Press reports a new closing date will be set later. The closing date of the limited oyster season for dredging is still set for 4 […] [...]

Former state park now owned by Coast city

GAUTIER — Shepard State Park in Gautier has 395 acres abounding with trees and wild flowers, bike and nature trails, 28 developed campsites and an 18-hole disc golf course. It now belongs to city of Gautier and will remain open according to an agreement with Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. “A revitalized Shepard […] [...]

River stage forces closure of waters to oystermen

by MBJ Staff Published: December 20,2012

Tags: agency, Closing, closure, commercial fisherman, fishing, law, oyster, oysterman, regulation, river, seafood, shellfish, state, waters, Weather

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) has closed Area II “A” Conditionally Approved Waters, Area II “B” Conditionally Approved Waters and Area II “D” Conditionally Approved Waters to the harvest of oysters due to the Pearl River stage exceeding the 10-foot management plan criteria for these areas. This includes: • […] [...]

Agency ranks high in study of emergency preparedness

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has received an eight out of 10 possible points for emergency preparedness in a Robert Wood Johnson’s Trust for America’s Health recently released report. Mississippi is one of only five states to receive eight points. Other states include Maryland, North Carolina, Vermont and Wisconsin. According to […] [...]

Governor weighs in on tort reform; files documents

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant says scrapping Mississippi’s tort reform laws would hinder economic development and cost the state the jobs that it brings. He makes the argument in new court papers that ask a federal court to uphold the constitutionality of a $1 million cap on non-economic damages. The lawsuit, first filed in 2006, […] [...]

After two-year-closure, state lake ready for re-stocking

SALTILLO — It may not look ready, but according to state wildlife officials, Lake Lamar Bruce is ready to be stocked with fish — very small bluegill and redear sunfish as well as catfish fingerlings. “Tupelo Fish Hatchery and Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks have partnered to raise the fish to put back […] [...]

MDWFP streamlines outdoor services with ACTIVE solution

by MBJ Staff Published: December 18,2012

Tags: agency, angling, computer, fish, fisherman, hardware, hunt, hunter, hunting, license, outdoors, software, state, strwamline, technology, wildlife

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks (MDWFP) has streamlined its outdoor services on San Diego-based ACTIVE Network’s ActiveWorks Outdoors technology platform. MDWFP is the first Outdoors customer to consolidate information, like game harvest reporting and registration information, into a single database, according to the company. Earlier this year, ACTIVE Network successfully […] [...]

Communities in race with deadline to spend Katrina money

VICKSBURG — Warren County and Vicksburg want to decide before the end of 2012 on how to spend a remaining $1.75 million in Hurricane Katrina recovery money. The Vicksburg Post reports the money runs out in 2013. The county got $3.8 million in 2008 to clean drainage ditches inside Vicksburg. Warren County was among 49 […] [...]

Finger-pointing begins in Va. over GreenTech project

HORN LAKE and TUNICA — An electric car firm headed by Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe never provided Virginia officials enough details to obtain economic development incentives, according to an Associated Press review of state records. McAuliffe claimed in a Dec. 5 news conference that the Virginia Economic Development Partnership didn’t want to bid […] [...]

Audit finds questionable bidding processes at DMR

by Associated Press Published: December 17,2012

Tags: agency, audit, auditor, bid, bidding, competitive bid, contract, department, federal, government, marine resources, state

BILOXI — A preliminary audit by federal authorities says the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources may have skirted laws requiring competitive bidding in awarding more than $600,000 in contracts and an additional $116,000 to a consultant. The Sun Herald reports the U.S. Interior Department’s Office of Inspector General’s preliminary audit questions DMR’s dealings with Barber […] [...]

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