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As renovations wrap up, officials unsure of use for hatchery facility

TUPELO — Officials say they’re about halfway through $1.2 million in renovations at the Private John Allen National Fish Hatchery in Tupelo, but have not yet decided how to use the Victorian-era house there once the work is done. It might be used to house state or federal workers or for hatchery volunteers, or it might be rented out, project ...

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With control going to landowners, how will Reservoir rules change?

Ross Barnett Reservoir soon will gain control of the 33,000-acre lake that was funded primarily with Hinds County and Jackson tax dollars and is now a draw to 2.5 million visitors annually. Residents living on reservoir property will soon have a majority vote on the board of the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District, outnumbering appointees from the other three ...

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Marine Resources releases new edition of saltwater fishing guide

GULF OF MEXICO — The 2012-2013 edition of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources’ (MDMR) Guide to Mississippi Saltwater Fishing Rules and Regulations is now available at the MDMR office located at 1141 Bayview Avenue in Biloxi and will soon be available at bait shops all along the Coast. It can also be downloaded at dmr.ms.gov. The free guide incorporates ...

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Dredging for beach restoration forces another beach closure

BAY ST. LOUIS — Dredging for beach restoration has closed a second section of beach at Bay St. Louis. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality says dredging can release large numbers of bacteria trapped in the floor of Mississippi Sound. They say it also can cause dangerous physical conditions including unpredictable terrain, surf, and quicksand. And it brings heavy equipment ...

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Agencies re-stock river as part of post-spill recovery efforts

PEARL RIVER COUNTY — Approximately 14,000 pounds of harvestable-sized blue catfish will be released into the Pearl River near Picayune (Walkiah Bluff) as part of a continued recovery effort by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). The catfish, donated by a Mississippi catfish producer, range in weight from five ...

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CMR votes to change regulations on fish size, limit, sale

BILOXI — The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources (CMR) has voted to approve a notice of intent to change state regulations on size and possession limits of some fish and prohibit the sale of seafood by recreational fishermen. The proposed changes include lowering the grouper limit from an aggregate of five to four fish for recreational fishermen. Additionally, the changes ...

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Judge dismisses family's lawsuit over marina construction

BAY ST. LOUIS — A judge has dismissed a Bay St. Louis family’s lawsuit it filed against the city and the state over the future use of their property as a marina. Kenneth F. Murphy, Ray J. Murphy and Audie R. Murphy, who own the beachfront site where the popular Dan B.’s tavern and restaurant stood before Hurricane Katrina and ...

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TVA to introduce new fees for shoreline marinas; operators opposed

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority is preparing to roll out new fees for shoreline marinas across the seven-state region. Some smaller operators say it could be the death knell of their businesses. But TVA says these are private operators making money from public land and a restructuring of fees has been in order for some time. The new ...

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Popular pier destroyed by Katrina awaits final inspection

OCEAN SPRINGS — Jackson County supervisors plan to open the Ocean Springs Fishing Pier this week, as soon as the final inspection is complete. The popular pier, destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, was originally a piece of the old U.S. 90 bridge over Back Bay. Rebuilt with $2 million from FEMA, it has four covered pavilions, cement pilings and a hand-washing ...

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Company that caused fish kill discharging wastewater

PEARL RIVER — State environmental regulators have approved Louisiana-based paper producer Temple-Inland Inc.’s request to begin a limited wastewater discharge from its water treatment system in order to reduce water levels in its stabilization basin. Authorities say doing so will allow for rainfall and cooling water at the plant and prevent an emergency discharge in the event of a surprise ...

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