Posts Tagged ‘waters’

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: • […] [...]

Report shows potential conflict of interest at DMR

by Associated Press Published: December 10,2012

Tags: boat, conflict of interest, director, marine, state agency, waters

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has spent more than $1.4 million in public money on two recreational fishing boats leased from a foundation managed by the agency’s director. The Sun Herald reports the Mississippi Marine Resources Foundation supplies DMR with a 36-foot Topaz open fisherman and a 42-foot Californian convertible. Paid for […] [...]

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